La Marchande de Moutarde
|Size:||157 x 90 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower left|
|Inscribed:||'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.' (2-3); crossed out (4); removed (5)|
|Set/Publication:||'French Set', 1858|
|No. of States:||5|
|Catalogues:||K.22; M.22; T.11; W.16|
|Impressions taken from this plate (75)|
Ralph Thomas, Jr (1840-1876) was among the many admirers of this etching: 'As a piece of work of this period in the artist's styles, this, not only as to etching but the biting in, is one of the most perfect specimens.' 10
10: Thomas 1874 (cat. no. 11).
It was published in the 'French Set' in the second and third states. The second state would mostly have been printed in France by Auguste Delâtre (1822-1907), and the third certainly printed in London. Typical impressions of the second state were printed in black ink on cream or ivory Asian paper (chine appliqué, i.e. ). However others were printed on laid papers, some with watermarks () such as Wizernes ().
Over twenty impressions of the final, fifth, state as published in English Etching, have been identified in public collections (see , and ). More of these are to be found in private and public collections. This final state was printed by Frederick Goulding (1842-1909), in black ink, mostly on ivory or cream laid paper including 'WHATMAN 1814' () and 'J. H. & ZOON' () watermarked paper.