La Mère Gérard

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 Mère Gérard', 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 an older French woman, standing turned slightly to the right, wearing a bonnet and short cloak.


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 Mère Gérard', etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; 1858.
Physical Description
'La Mère Gérard', 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 an older French woman, standing turned slightly to the right, wearing a bonnet and short cloak.
Dimensions
  • Height: 12.2cm
  • Width: 8.9cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • ‘Whistler’ (Signed in plate bottom left)
  • ‘Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171’ (Lettered bottom middle)
Object history
W.9; K.11, 4th state.
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.9.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.11.
Collection
Accession Number
19808

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