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)|
'La Marchande de Moutarde' (1858, Whistler). 2
'La Marchande de Moutarde' (1858/1870s, Whistler). 3
'La marchande de moutarde (Cologne)' (1859, Salon, Paris). 4
'La Marchande de Moutarde' (1874, Ralph Thomas, Jr (1840-1876)). 5
'An Old Woman' (1875, Cincinnati). 6
The addition of a place (Cologne) in the Salon catalogue is interesting, because the etching is based on a drawing entitled 'Marchand de Potions in Cologne'.
However, the original title, and that generally accepted by later cataloguers was 'La Marchande de Moutarde' which means 'The Mustard Seller'.
7: Mansfield thought that the drawing was inscribed 'Marchand de Potions in Cologne' (Mansfield 1909).
La Marchande de Moutarde [m0273].
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
The etching was exhibited as 'La marchande de moutarde (Cologne)' in 1859. 8 The precise site has not been identified. Other etchings based on Whistler's Rhineland sketches include An Artist Sketching .
8: Paris Salon 1859 (cat. no. 3673).
9: Lochnan 1984 , pp. 46-47.