Soupe à trois sous

James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Etching; only state (Glasgow); printed in black ink on fine cream laid paper
Plate: 6 x 8 15/16 in. (15.2 x 22.7 cm)
Sheet: 9 1/16 × 11 3/4 in. (23 × 29.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of William Loring Andrews, 1883, transferred from the Library
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: In plate: "Whistler"

Inscription: In graphite: lower left: "Cafe soup a Trois Sous" and at right "39"
William Loring Andrews; Donor: William Loring Andrews (American)
Kennedy 49 only state; Glasgow 64
only state; Mansfield 49
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, cat. no. 49.

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. 64 only state.

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. 52, pp. 102, 278.

Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow on-line website at University of Glasgow, 2012, cat. no. 49 only state.