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 is based on two drawings done in Cologne during Whistler's etching tour of the Rhineland between 14 August and 7 October 1858, La Marchande de Poterie à Cologne [m0272] (reproduced below), and La Marchande de Moutarde [m0273].
It is not known if he etched the copper plate in Cologne. It is more likely that the etching process was carried out on Whistler's return to Paris. 1
1: Lochnan 1984, p. 46.
The etching was published in Douze eaux-fortes d'après Nature (the 'French Set') in Paris in November 1858. It was republished in London in 1888.