Bibi Lalouette

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 33
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 227 x 151 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right
Inscribed: '1859.' at lower right
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 69
Catalogues: K.51; M.51; T.30; W.30
Impressions taken from this plate  (69)
Bibi Lalouette is signed and dated '1859' on the copper plate.
Whistler made a number of portraits in Paris in 1859 including Bibi Valentin [34], Z. Astruc, Editor of 'L'Artiste' [36], Whistler with a hat [44], C. L. Drouet, Sculptor [35], Fumette standing [59], Fumette's Bent Head [58] and Finette [61]. Of these Bibi Valentin is the most closely related in subject, scale and technique.