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  • La Mère Gérard
    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903
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La Mère Gérard

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1858 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on India paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 1, box A

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.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed and published)


1858 (printed and published)


Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on India paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed in plate bottom left

‘Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171’
Lettered bottom middle


Height: 12.2 cm, Width: 8.9 cm

Object history note

W.9; K.11, 4th state.

Descriptive line

'La Mère Gérard', etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; 1858.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

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.


India paper; Printing ink



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