Bébés, Jardin du Luxembourg
|Size:||177 x 128 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (2)|
Bébés, Jardin du Luxembourg dates from between 1892 and 1894. It has been dated by comparison with similar Luxembourg subjects, such as Little Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens , The Pantheon from the Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens  and Polichinelle, Jardin du Luxembourg  and a lithograph, Nursemaids: 'Les Bonnes du Luxembourg' [c081].
The costumes of the women, whose dresses have modest leg o'mutton sleeves, suggest a date of about 1892. The butterfly signature could be of this date or of a slightly later date. Whistler is known to have been printing Paris etchings with Joseph Pennell (1860-1926) in the summer of 1893. 1
1: Pennell 1921C , p. 80.