James A. WHISTLER, La mère Gérard [Mother Gérard] Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

La mère Gérard [Mother Gérard] 1858
Collection Title: Douze eaux-fortes d'après nature [Twelve etchings after nature] (French set) 1858
Page: no.5
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: final state of 4
Edition: edition of 70: 20 sets 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) printed by DELATRE, Auguste (France, Paris. 1822-1907) at Rue St. Jacques.171, Paris.
Primary Insc: signed l.l. (diagonally), on the plate " Whistler "; initialled on the plate l.l. "J.W."; inscribed on the plate bot.c. " Imp Delatre.Rue St Jacques.171".
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.r.c on white support, in pencil "5. La Mere Gerard 4th state". verso: octagonal adhesive museum label l.l.c with inscription in blue ink" M.F.A/ B.A/ 664"; oval museum stamp c. in blue ink " BOSTON/ ATHENAEUM".
Dimensions: plate-mark 12.8 h x 8.9 w cm sheet 43.8 h x 30.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 11
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.414.7
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.