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Whistler - The French Set

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The Kitchen

ca. 1858
19th century
225 x 157 mm (8.9 x 6.2 in.)

James McNeill Whistler, American, (1834–1903)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and drypoint printed in brown ink on buff chine collé
State: Second of three states
Print impression quality: Very good
Series: from set of twelve etchings Twelve Etchings from Nature (The French Set)
Edition: Paris edition, published 1858. From the set “Twelve Etchings from Nature,” known as the “French Set,” published in 1858. In 1885 the Fine Art Society published 50 impressions of state iii/iii, printed and signed by Whistler.
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right: butterfly monogram; inscribed in plate, lower right: “Whistler/Imp. Delâtre. Rue St. Jacques. 171”
Bibliography: Kennedy 24 ii/iii.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1952
Accession Number: 1952.D3.6a

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  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • labor - Usage in the sense of physical work

  • plate Dimensions: 225 x 157 mm (8.9 x 6.2 in.)

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