|Size:||163 x 109 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower right (2-final)|
|Inscribed:||'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques, 171' at lower left (5)|
|Set/Publication:||'French Set', 1858|
|No. of States:||5|
|Catalogues:||K.13; M.15; T.12; W.18|
|Impressions taken from this plate (75)|
In 1874 it was selected for the travelling exhibition of the collection of James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), and by Whistler for his first one-man retrospective in London. 10
Private collectors submitted distinctive impressions to shows in New York and Chicago, including ones lent to the Union League Club by Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) in 1881, which were described as 'Trial proof; only one' (), and one 'With added work and signed' () and finally, 'The published state' (). 11 An impression was shown at the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1888, lent by Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924). 12 Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) also lent an impression to the exhibition organised by the Caxton Club, Chicago, in 1900 () 13
Print dealers in New York, particularly F. Keppel & Co. (1902) and H. Wunderlich & Co. (1898, 1903), held exhibitions of important groups of works for sale. For instance, two strong impressions originally owned by Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) were shown by Wunderlich's in 1898 and bought, with the advice of Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) (, ). Another from the same collection was bought by Avery (). 14
SALES & COLLECTORS
17: GUW #07079.
The first purchase of an impression of Fumette by the British Museum was in 1872 (). Early purchasers of impressions in the set as published included George Aloysius Lucas (1824-1909) (), whose collection came finally to the Baltimore Museum of Art; William Loring Andrews (1837-1927), who gave one to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 1883 (); and Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896) whose published impression () went to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Harvey D. Parker Collection, in November 1897.
18: V&A, Register for Prints, p. 33.
19: 26 December 1888, GUW #13076.
20: Sotheby's, 22 April 1887 (lot 176), 28 February 1890 (lot 476).
21: Sotheby's, 3 March 1892 (lots 61, 62).
22: Christie's, 8-9 March 1892 (lots 323, 324).