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Whistler’s Etching of Anacapa Island

"Sketch of Anacapa Island," 1854 (detail)
Dismissed from his job as a draftsman with the U.S. Coast Survey on January 9, 1855, after only two months, influential 19th-century artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler completed this etching "Sketch of Anacapa Island" during his brief federal service.

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