Marchand de Meubles, Rue du Four

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 482
Date: 1897/1898
Medium: etching
Size: 204 x 298 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.435; M.431
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


 This is pure etching.


Marchand de Meubles, Rue du Four is a very rare etching. Two impressions stayed in Whistler's possession; one is an impression in dark brown ink on buff laid paper, clearly a working proof, and is now sadly battered, torn and abraded (Graphic with a link to impression #K4350102). The other is a very interesting impression, also in dark brown ink, printed on light-weight ivory Japanese paper, and extensively worked over in pen and dark brown ink by Whistler, reproduced below (Graphic with a link to impression #K4350103).
Impression: K4350103
Figures were added, in ink, in the central doorway, and some of the miscellaneous goods piled all round the doorway were clarified. These alterations were not made on the plate.