The Kitchen

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 16
Date: 1858
Medium: etching
Size: 227 x 157 mm
Signed: 'Whistler' at lower right
Inscribed: 'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.' at lower right (2); partly removed (3)
Set/Publication: 'French Set', 1858; Fine Art Society, 1885 (3)
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 67
Catalogues: K.24; M.24; T.13; W.19
Impressions taken from this plate  (67)
The copper plate was close in size to another large plate, of the same period, The Unsafe Tenement [18]. It was published first in the 'French Set' in 1858.
Then in 1884 it was published by the Fine Art Society. According to Kennedy, 'Fifty impressions of this [3rd] state were printed by Whistler. The plate was then cancelled.' 9 It was cancelled with rough, widely spaced crossed diagonal lines.

The cancelled plate is now in the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. 10

9: Kennedy 1910 (cat. no. 24).

10: Acc. No. 1933.69.