La Marchande de Moutarde

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

‘La Marchande de Moutarde’, 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 and lettered ‘Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171’. The Mustard Seller: perspective through a doorway into an interior where a woman with a white bonnet is at work with a variety of pots and containers on the counter before her. In the foreground, a young girl leans against the doorway in profile.


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
'La Marchande de Moutarde', etching by James Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; Paris, 1858. 76078.
Physical Description
‘La Marchande de Moutarde’, 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 and lettered ‘Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171’. The Mustard Seller: perspective through a doorway into an interior where a woman with a white bonnet is at work with a variety of pots and containers on the counter before her. In the foreground, a young girl leans against the doorway in profile.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15.7cm
  • Width: 8.9cm
  • Sheet height: 434mm
  • Sheet width: 302mm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Whistler' (Signed in plate bottom left)
  • 'Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171' (Lettered bottom left)
Object history
W.16, 1st state; K.22, 3rd state.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.16, 1st state.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. K.22, 3rd state.
  • p. 26James McNeill Whistler retrospective [Tokyo] : NHK/NHK Promotions Inc., c2014.
Collection
Accession Number
19813

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