Street at Saverne

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

'Street at Saverne', one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by J.A.M. 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'. 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'; Paris, 1858. 64668.
Physical Description
'Street at Saverne', one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by J.A.M. 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'. 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
  • Height: 20.8cm
  • Width: 15.9cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Whistler' (Signed bottom left)
  • 'Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171' (Lettered bottom right)
Object history
W.11; K.19, 4th state.
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, 4th state.
Collection
Accession Number
19809

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