La Vielle aux Loques, James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London), Etching and drypoint; third state of four (Glasgow); printed in black ink on tan chine on off-white wove paper (chine collé)

La Vielle aux Loques

French Set ("Douze eau-fortes d'apres Nature" 1858)
James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Etching and drypoint; third state of four (Glasgow); printed in black ink on tan chine on off-white wove paper (chine collé)
Plate: 8 3/16 × 5 3/4 in. (20.8 × 14.6 cm)
Sheet: 9 1/4 × 6 15/16 in. (23.5 × 17.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Margaret C. Buell, Helen L. King, and Sybil A. Walk, 1970
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Signed in plate: lower right: "Whistler"

Inscription: In plate: "Imp. Delâtre rue St. Jacques 171"
Thomas DeKay Winans (American); Celeste Marguerite Hutton (American); Elsie Celeste Hutton (American); Donor: Margaret C. Buell Donor: Helen L. King Donor: Sybil A. Walk
Kennedy 21 ii/iii; Glasgow 27 iii/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 ii/iii.

From Realism to Symbolism: Whistler and his World: an exhibition. Organized by the Department of Art History and Archaeology of Columbia University in the City of New York in cooperation with the Philadelphia Museum of Art; March 3-April 4, Wildenstein, New York; April 15-May 23, Philadelphia Museum or Art. Allen Staley, Theodore Reff, New York, 1971, pl. 8 (Impression at Philadelphia Museum), cat. no. 3, pp. 35-36.

Nancy Pressly "Whistler in America: An Album of Early Drawings" Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal. vol. 5, 1972, cat. no. p. 148.

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 University of Glasgow, 2012, cat. no. 27 iii/iv.