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Street at Saverne

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1858 (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on India paper

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.740-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 1, box A

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.

Date

1858 (etched)

Artist/maker

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on India paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Whistler'
Signed bottom left

Dimensions

Height: 20.8 cm plate, Width: 15.9 cm paper, Height: 26.7 cm paper, Width: 22.9 cm

Object history note

W.11; K.19, 5th state. Kennedy states that impressions in the 5th state 'are recent' and his catalogue was published in 1910.

Descriptive line

'Street at Saverne', etching by J.A.M. Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; first published Paris, 1858.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

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.

Materials

India paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Night scenes, Nocturns; Street scenes

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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