Fumette

Print
1858 (printed and published)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

‘Fumette’, one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, also called 'The French Set'. 1858. Published in London by J. A. Whistler at 62 Sloane Street and in Paris at Imprimerie Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques 171. Signed in plate by the artist and lettered ‘Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171’. Portrait of a dark-eyed young woman, crouching or seated, looking up towards us, holding her hat.


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
'Fumette', etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; Paris, 1858.
Physical Description
‘Fumette’, one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, also called 'The French Set'. 1858. Published in London by J. A. Whistler at 62 Sloane Street and in Paris at Imprimerie Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques 171. Signed in plate by the artist and lettered ‘Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171’. Portrait of a dark-eyed young woman, crouching or seated, looking up towards us, holding her hat.
Dimensions
  • Plate height: 16.2cm
  • Plate width: 10.8cm
  • Paper height: 43.5cm
  • Paper width: 30.3cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Whistler' (Signed bottom right)
  • ‘Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171’ (Lettered bottom left)
Object history
W. 18; K. 13, 4th state.
Subject depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No. 18.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No. 13, 4th state.
Collection
Accession Number
19814

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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