La MÃ¨re GÃ©rard, Stooping
|Size:||105 x 64 mm|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.12; M.14; T.32; W.10|
|Impressions taken from this plate (1)|
'La Mère Gerard' (1870s, Whistler). 1
'La Mère Gérard' (1881, Caxton Club). 2
'La Mère Gérard, Stooping' (1886, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 3
'La mère Gérard Stooping' (1891/1892, Beatrice Whistler (1857-1896)). 4
Wedmore's title ('La Mère Gérard, Stooping') was adopted by later cataloguers, avoiding confusion with La Mère Gérard 024.
5: Mansfield 1909[more] (cat. no. 14).
He had long been interested in drawing character studies of elderly women. 8 Furthermore, drawings done during Whistler's early student years in France include sketches of women of all ages, drawn on the street, 9 and life-studies, possibly done in the studio, such as Standing figure of an old woman m0275, and Profile sketch of an old woman, standing m0276. These contain elements both of caricature and realism.
7: 'Vive les Débardeurs!!' m0133, r.: Mrs Tiffany; v.: Head m0152.
8: i.e. Lady with a parasol m0153.
9: i.e. r.: Les Côtes à Dieppe; v.: Cliffs and building m0222 and r.: A group of figures on an esplanade; v.: Boy m0223.