La Mère Gérard
|Size:||129 x 90 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler - ' at lower left (2-final)|
|Inscribed:||'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.' at lower centre (4)|
|Set/Publication:||'French Set', 1858|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.11; M.13; T.6; W.9|
|Impressions taken from this plate (53)|
Juéry may have not only sold but published copper plates : an etching of studies for La Tricoteuse by Jean Baptiste Millet (1831-1906), dating from the 1850s, bears the stamp of 'M JUÉRY/ 27, RUE DE LA/ HUCHETTE/ PARIS, who may have published of the copper plate. 9
Juéry and Godard, both copper-merchants and art suppliers in the rue de la Huchette, may also have sold cancelled plates by other artists. Whistler bought some to save money. Both J. Becquet, Sculptor , bought from Juéry, and En Plein Soleil , bought from Godard, show distinct traces of earlier compositions by other hands. However, there are no obvious traces of any other artist's work on the copper plate for La Mère Gérard.
9: British Museum 1881,1112.147, on http://www.britishmuseum.org (accessed 2012).