Street at Saverne

Print
1858 (etched)
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‘Street at Saverne’, one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' by James Whistler, also called 'The French Set'. 1858. Published in London by Whistler at 62 Sloane Street and in Paris at Imprimerie Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques 171. Signed in plate by the artist. Night scene of a town in Alsace. View of a street by moonlight, with deep shadows in the doorways and windows in contrast to the bright illumination of a streetlamp and moonlight.


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional Titles
  • Twelve Etchings from Nature (series title)
  • The French Set (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Etching on India paper
Brief Description
'Street at Saverne', etching by J.A.M. Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; first published Paris, 1858.
Physical Description
‘Street at Saverne’, one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' by James Whistler, also called 'The French Set'. 1858. Published in London by Whistler at 62 Sloane Street and in Paris at Imprimerie Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques 171. Signed in plate by the artist. Night scene of a town in Alsace. View of a street by moonlight, with deep shadows in the doorways and windows in contrast to the bright illumination of a streetlamp and moonlight.
Dimensions
  • Plate height: 20.8cm
  • Paper width: 15.9cm
  • Paper height: 26.7cm
  • Width: 22.9cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Whistler' (Signed bottom left)
Object history
W.11; K.19, 5th state. Kennedy states that impressions in the 5th state 'are recent' and his catalogue was published in 1910.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.11.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.19, 5th state.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.740-1968

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