James A. WHISTLER, La vieille aux loques (The old rag-seller) Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

  • France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895

La vieille aux loques (The old rag-seller) 1858
Collection Title: Douze eaux-fortes d'après nature [Twelve etchings after nature] (French set) 1858
Page: no 10
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: light-weight, off white Japanese paper.
Edition State: 3rd state of 3
Impression: edition of 70
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill

Edition Notes: This third state was not printed by Auguste Delatre ( Master Printmaker, France, Paris.1822-1907). It is noted in Kennedy's catalouge as being a recent impression, meaning that it was printed after 1858, not during the printing of the set "Douze eaux-fortes d'apres nature".
Primary Insc: signed l.r, on plate( diagonally) "Whistler"; not dated.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " J.M .Whstler ( about 1859)"; inscribed l.l corner, in pencil " k21 3 ( in Roman numerals) Vieille aux loques".
Dimensions: plate-mark 21.0 h x 14.8 w cm sheet 27.2 h x 19.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 21
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.324