Au Sixième

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 3
Date: 1857
Medium: etching
Size: 108 x 77 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right
Inscribed: 'Au Sixième'
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.3; M.2; T.-
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


Au Sixième was not published.


It was only shown once in Whistler's lifetime, in a print dealer's show, by Hermann Wunderlich & Co., New York, in 1898 (Graphic with a link to impression #K0030102). This impression, originally owned by Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910), was bought from the show by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919). 16 After Whistler's death this same impression was exhibited in New York at the Grolier Club in 1904. 17

16: New York 1898 (cat. no. 292); see REFERENCES: EXHIBITIONS

17: New York 1904a (cat. no. 4).


There are only two known impressions and both were acquired, probably as gifts, by family members. The impression owned by Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) was sold with his collection to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, and bought in 1898 by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) (Graphic with a link to impression #K0030102). The other was bequeathed by Joseph Whistler Revillon (1886-1955) to the University of Glasgow (Graphic with a link to impression #K0030103).