The Title to the French Set

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

Title page to 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by James Whistler, also called The French Set. Published in 1858 in London by J A Whistler at 62 Sloane Street and in Paris at Imprimerie Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques 171. Lettered in plate with the title, artist's name, publisher, date, and dedication. The page has hand-drawn and etched text at top and bottom framing a self-portrait of the artist sketching, his face shaded by a hat, surrounded by a group of children looking on.


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
Title page to 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by James Whistler, also called 'The French Set'. Published in Paris, 1858.
Physical Description
Title page to 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by James Whistler, also called The French Set. Published in 1858 in London by J A Whistler at 62 Sloane Street and in Paris at Imprimerie Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques 171. Lettered in plate with the title, artist's name, publisher, date, and dedication. The page has hand-drawn and etched text at top and bottom framing a self-portrait of the artist sketching, his face shaded by a hat, surrounded by a group of children looking on.
Dimensions
  • Height: 11.3cm
  • Width: 14.6cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Douze Eaux Fortes d'après Nature par James Whistler. Paris, Nov. 1858. / Á mon viel ami Seymour Haden' (Lettered in plate diagonally along the top with dedication at the bottom middle.)
  • 'Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques 171' (Lettered in plate top left.)
Object history
W.20; K.25.
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.20.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.25.
Collection
Accession Number
19803

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