La Vielle aux Loques

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

‘La Vielle aux Loques’, 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’. Portrait of an old woman sitting in the doorway of her kitchen, surrounded by bundles of rags (‘loques’). Behind her a view into the kitchen, with shining pots and pans and other kitchen paraphernalia.


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 Vielle aux Loques', etching by James Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; Paris, 1858.
Physical Description
‘La Vielle aux Loques’, 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’. Portrait of an old woman sitting in the doorway of her kitchen, surrounded by bundles of rags (‘loques’). Behind her a view into the kitchen, with shining pots and pans and other kitchen paraphernalia.
Dimensions
  • Height: 20.8cm
  • Width: 14.7cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Whistler' (Signed in plate bottom right)
  • 'Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171' (Lettered bottom right)
Object history
W.14; K.21, 2nd state.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.14.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.21, 2nd state.
Collection
Accession Number
19811

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