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Print - Liverdun
  • Liverdun
    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903
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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1858 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • 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

‘Liverdun’, 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 farmyard in the village of Liverdun, near Toul, in Lorraine. Picturesque farm buildings are shown, half in shadow, with a cow in the foreground and farm implements including ladders and the shafts of a wagon propped up against the walls.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed and published)


1858 (printed and published)


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

Materials and Techniques

Etching on India paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed in plate bottom left

'Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171'
Lettered bottom right


Height: 10.5 cm, Width: 15.4 cm

Object history note

W.4; K.16, 2nd state

Descriptive line

'Liverdun', etching by J.A.M. Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature' or 'The French Set'; Paris, 1858.

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

Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.4.
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.16, 2nd state.


India paper; Printing ink


Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Farm buildings; Farmyards; Agriculture




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