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)|
Five states are known before cancellation.
Signed 'Whistler' on the paving stones at lower left.
The composition is complete.
The shelf bracket above the girl's head is shaded with left to right diagonals (\\\); the table top is only partly shaded.
Inscribed 'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171. (the 't' in 'St' raised) at lower left.
Fine vertical shading is added to the shelf bracket above the girl's head; two additional parallel lines complete the shading of the table top; slight left-right diagonal drypoint lines are added on the floor below the women.
Published in the 'French Set' in this and the following state.
Fine cross-hatching is added to the area above the pots on the shelf; very fine vertical shading is added to the beam below the arch.
Published in the 'French Set' in this and the previous state.
A line or deep scratch obscures Delâtre's name and address.
The fine verticals on the shelf bracket and the foremost parallel lines on the table top are faint on most impressions.
Delâtre's name and address are removed.
The tips of the plate corners are rounded.
Published in English Etchings in this state.