|Size:||108 x 77 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' at lower right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.3; M.2; T.-|
|Impressions taken from this plate (2)|
Lochnan relates the etching to Whistler's pen and ink drawings of studio life, An artist in his studio [m0211] and Scene from Bohemian life [m0213]. The pen technique is similar, with fine dotted shading on faces, and areas of shadow drawn with a combination of short broken lines and irregular cross-hatching. 13
13: Lochnan 1984, pp. 21-23.
Lochnan suggests 'that these impressions were pulled on a hand press in the rue Campagne-Première to which Whistler had access in 1857-58.' 14 The source for this suggestion is the Pennells, who mention among Whistler's Paris lodgings:
14: Lochnan 1984, pp. 21-23.
'No. 3 Rue Campagne-Première, where Drouet had a studio. ... Drouet says that Whistler himself never printed at this time. But Oulevey remembers a little press in the Rue de Campagne-Première, and Whistler pulling the proofs for the occasional friend who came to buy them.' 15