La Rétameuse

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 Rétameuse’, 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’. Half-length full-face study of a Frenchwoman, seated with hands clasped on her lap, wearing a large soft black cap and with a spoon tucked into her waistband.


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional Titles
  • Twelve Etchings from Nature (series title)
  • The French Set (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Etching in India paper
Brief Description
'La Rétameuse', etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; Paris, 1858.
Physical Description
‘La Rétameuse’, 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’. Half-length full-face study of a Frenchwoman, seated with hands clasped on her lap, wearing a large soft black cap and with a spoon tucked into her waistband.
Dimensions
  • Height: 11.1cm
  • Width: 8.9cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • ‘Whistler’ (Signed)
  • ‘Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171’ (Lettered)
Object history
W. 5; K. 14, 2nd state.
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No. 5.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No. 14, 2nd state.
Collection
Accession Number
19805

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