Atelier de Bijouterie

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 378
Date: 1887/1888
Medium: etching
Size: 127 x 216 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.433; M.430
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


This is pure etching, with many lines very deeply etched.


Only three impressions of Atelier de Bijouterie are known. All were printed in black ink. One impression, which stayed in Whistler's possession, was on buff laid paper (Graphic with a link to impression #K4330103). One, which was marked 'Early proof -', is on cream Asian laid paper(Graphic with a link to impression #K4330102), and the third, on dark cream Japanese paper (Graphic with a link to impression #K4330104). All were trimmed to the platemark, leaving a tab for the butterfly signature, but Whistler did not sign the one in his studio.