The Old Farm

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

‘The Old Farm’, 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’. View of a run-down half-timbered farmhouse, in Alsace Lorraine. Also known as ‘The Unsafe Tenement’ or ‘L’Inhabitation Dangereuse’.


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional Titles
  • Twelve Etchings from Nature (series title)
  • The French Set (series title)
  • The Unsafe Tenement (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Etching on India paper
Brief Description
'The Old Farm', etching by J.A.M. Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; Paris, 1858.
Physical Description
‘The Old Farm’, 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’. View of a run-down half-timbered farmhouse, in Alsace Lorraine. Also known as ‘The Unsafe Tenement’ or ‘L’Inhabitation Dangereuse’.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15.6cm
  • Width: 22.9cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Whistler' (Signed in plate bottom right)
  • 'Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171' (Lettered bottom left)
  • 'The unsafe tenement' (Inscribed)
Object history
W.7; K.17, 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.7.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.17, 3rd state.
Collection
Accession Number
19807

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