La Marchande de Moutarde

Print
1886-1888 (published), 1858 (etched)
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Place Of Origin

‘La Marchande de Moutarde’, one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by James Whistler, also called 'The French Set'. 1858. Originally published in London by Whistler at 62 Sloane Street and in Paris at Imprimerie Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques 171. This impression published in ‘English Etchings’ in 1886-1888. Signed in plate by the artist. The Mustard Seller: perspective through a doorway into an interior where a woman with a white bonnet is at work with a variety of pots and containers on the counter before her. In the foreground, a young girl leans against the doorway in profile.


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
'La Marchande de Moutarde', etching by James Whistler, from 'Twelve Etchings from Nature'; etched 1858, published London 1886-8.
Physical Description
‘La Marchande de Moutarde’, one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', by James Whistler, also called 'The French Set'. 1858. Originally published in London by Whistler at 62 Sloane Street and in Paris at Imprimerie Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques 171. This impression published in ‘English Etchings’ in 1886-1888. Signed in plate by the artist. The Mustard Seller: perspective through a doorway into an interior where a woman with a white bonnet is at work with a variety of pots and containers on the counter before her. In the foreground, a young girl leans against the doorway in profile.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15.7cm
  • Width: 8.9cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Whistler' (Signed in plate bottom left)
Object history
Impression from English Etchings vol.vii, 1886-8, plate 9. Kennedy No.22, 5th state. The name and address of Delâtre are removed. The editor of 'English Etchings' bought the plate in 1886 and issued two hundred impressions in this state.
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Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.16.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No. 22, 5th state.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1884-1904

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