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Reading in Bed (The Slipper): P.2087-R

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Reading in Bed (The Slipper)


Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (Printmaker)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923-09) by Riches, T. H., Mrs


Production date: AD/CE 1858


Second state

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of laid paper ( Antique laid paper, (fly leaf of book)) Plate: Height 120 mm Width 80 mm
Sheet: Height 200 mm Width 120 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Whistler
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature
  • Text: J.M. Whistler
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Signature
  • Text: 18/9/62
  • Location: Sheet lower left along vertical edge
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Date
  • Text: Reading in bed / M.28, K.28, W 29 2nd state
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Title
  • Text: Given by / T.H Riches Sep. 1923
  • Location: Sheet lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2087-R
Primary reference Number: 10316
Wedmore (Whistler): 29
Mansfield: 28 II
Kennedy: 28 II
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-01-16 18:56:51

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{{cite web|url=|title=Print|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-01-16 18:56:51|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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