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The Title Page for 'Douze Eaux Fortes d'apr├Ęs Nature'

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
(1927.5902a)
Number: 22
Date: 1858
Medium: etching
Size: 112 x 147 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: 'Douze / Eaux Fortes / d'apres Nature - / par James. Whistler. / Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171. Paris. Nov. 1858 -' and 'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171. Paris. Nov. 1858 -' at top; 'A / Mon viel Ami Seymour Haden.' at bottom.
Set/Publication: 'French Set', 1858
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 56
Catalogues: K.25; M.25; T.1; W.20
Impressions taken from this plate  (56)

CATALOGUES RAISONNÉS

  • Kennedy, Edward G., The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 25) 'The Title to the French Set'.
  • Mansfield, Howard, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909 (cat. no. 25) 'Delannoy, Sketching'.
  • Thomas, Ralph, A Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott MacNeil Whistler, London, 1874 (cat. no. 1) 'The Title'.
  • Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886 (cat. no. 20) 'The Title to the French Set'.

EXHIBITIONS 1855-1905

  • Exhibition of works loaned to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1879.
  • Etchings and Dry Points, The Union League Club, New York, 1881 (cat. no. 3) 'The Title to the Series of 12'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings, Drypoints. and Lithographs by Whistler, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1898 (cat. no. 19) 'The Title to the French Set'.
  • An Exhibition of Etchings and Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, The Caxton Club, 1900 (cat. no. 20) 'The Title to the French Set'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings and Dry Points by Mr. Whistler, Frederick Keppel and Co., New York, 1902.
  • Exhibition of Etchings by James McNeill Whistler, Obach and Co., London, 1903 (cat. no. 22) 'The Title to the French Set'.
  • A Collection of Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler recently acquired, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1903 (cat. no. 15).
  • Etchings and Dry-Points by James McNeill Whistler, The Grolier Club, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 21) 'The Title to the French Set'.
  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 20) 'The Title to the French Set'.
  • Oeuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'École des Beaux-Art, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 301) 'Titre de la "Série Française"'.

REVIEWS 1855- 1905

  • Mr Whistler's Paintings', Baltimore Gazette, after 1 April 1876, in GUL PC1/75; partially quoting E.D. Wallace, 'The Fine Arts Abroad', Forney's Weekly Press, Philadelphia, 1 April 1876.

GENERAL 1906- PRESENT

  • Prosaic Views, Poetic Vision, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 1996 (cat. no. 2).
  • Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984, pp. 47, 50-51, 54, 278, repr. pl. 63 (no. 28).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. nos. 270-271).
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, pp. 49, 171.