James A. WHISTLER, La rétameuse [The tinker] Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

La rétameuse [The tinker] 1858
Collection Title: Douze eaux-fortes d'après nature [Twelve etchings after nature] (French set) 1858
Page: no.2
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching. Support: light-weight, cream, Japanese paper, laid onto medium-weight, white, machine made wove paper
Edition State: 2nd state of 2
Edition: edition of 70: 20 sets printed and issued in Paris, 50 sets issued in London
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: Paris
Date Published: 1858-11-

Edition Notes: proofs by Whistler, James ( Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain, 1903) and Delatre, Auguste ( France, Paris: 1822-1907)
Primary Insc: printed signature l.r. (diagonally), from plate " Whistler". Inscribed l.l., on plate "Imp Delatre Rue St,Jacques 171".
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed outside the plate-mark l.r.c, pencil " 2 La Retameuse 2nd state". verso: octagonal adhesive museum label l.l.c., in blue ink " M.F.A/ B.A/ 660"; oval museum stamp c., in blue ink " BOSTON/ ATHENAEUM".
Dimensions: plate-mark 11.2 h x 8.9 w cm sheet 44.0 h x 30.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 14
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.414.4
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.