Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Tinsmith (La Rétameuse),

From the set of twelve etchings, Twelve Etchings from Nature (The French Set)

Etching on gold-tone chine collé

Fourth of four states

Print impression quality: Very good

Dimensions (Plate): 112 x 90 mm (4.4 x 3.5 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 432 x 308 mm (17 x 12.1 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Whistler”; inscribed in plate, lower left: “Imp. Delâtre. Rue St. Jacques. 171”; inscribed in pencil, lower center margin: "La Retameuse/1st State" [incorrect]; inscribed in pencil, upper center margin: "No. 8"

Edition: “The French Set” was published in 1858; this impression is from the English edition of 1859

Accession number: 1941.D1.78

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1941

Bibliography: Kennedy 14 iv/iv.

Work Type: print

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