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J. Becquet, Sculptor

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 62
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 257 x 194 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Thames Set', 1871
No. of States: 6
Known impressions: 96
Catalogues: K.52; M.52; T.54; W.48
Impressions taken from this plate  (96)
J. Becquet, sculptor probably dates from 1859. Whistler was in Paris in 1859 and etched several similar portraits including C. L. Drouet, Sculptor [35] and Z. Astruc, Editor of 'L'Artiste' [36], which are both dated '1859' on the plate.
The first recorded sale was by Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) to South Kensington Museum on 1 January 1861 (Graphic with a link to impression #K0520107). 1

It was published as 'The Fiddler' in 1871 as part of A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on The Thames and other Subjects (the 'Thames Set').

1: V&A Register of Prints, p. 32.