Art/ Collection/ Art Object

La Vieille aux Loques

Series/Portfolio:
French Set ("Douze eau-fortes d'apres Nature" 1858)
Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Date:
1858
Medium:
Etching and drypoint; fourth state of four (Glasgow); a late impression printed in black ink on cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Plate: 8 3/16 × 5 13/16 in. (20.8 × 14.8 cm) Sheet: 10 5/8 × 7 3/4 in. (27 × 19.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of David Keppel, 1917
Accession Number:
17.21.75
Not on view
Signature: Signed in plate lower right: "Whistler"

Inscription: The printed inscription including
'Delatre' is mainly removed from the plate with acid, but 'Imp Delatre Rue' is still visible.
David Keppel, New York; Donor: David Keppel, New York
Kennedy 21 iii/iii; Glasgow 27 iv/iv;
Mansfield 21
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, , cat. no. 21.

Edward Guthrie Kennedy, Royal Cortissoz The Etched Work of Whistler: illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates. The Grolier Club, 1910, cat. no. 21 iii/iii.

Katharine A. Lochnan The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Ex. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 14–November 11, 1984; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, November 24, 1984–January 13, 1985. Yale University Press, Art Gallery of Ontario, New Haven, 1984, cat. no. 23, pp. 28, 50, 51, 52, 55, 57, 191, 278.

Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow on-line website at http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. University of Glasgow, 2012, cat. no. 27 iv/iv.



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