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The Band, Luxembourg Gardens

Impression: Whistler Etchings Project
Whistler Etchings Project
Number: 466
Date: 1893/1894
Medium: etching
Size: 181 x 152 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.-; M.-; T.-; W.-
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)
The Band, Luxembourg Gardens probably dates from between 1892 and 1894.
It was drawn in Paris, where Whistler acquired a house at 110 rue du Bac in the spring of 1892. He was frequently in Paris from 1892-1894. It is most likely that this etching dates from the summer, when the trees would have been in leaf.
He etched a series of views in the gardens including Under the Statue, Luxembourg Gardens 464, Little Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens 443, The Little Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens, No. 2 444, Balustrade, Luxembourg Gardens 465, Bébés, Jardin du Luxembourg 463, The Pantheon from the Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens 473 and Polichinelle, Jardin du Luxembourg 467.
By November 1893, he had drawn three lithographs of similar subjects including Conversation under the Statue, Luxembourg Gardens c069; in February 1894 he drew Nursemaids: 'Les Bonnes du Luxembourg' c081 and in July 1894 he drew another lithograph - a 'new and pet drawing of Terrace Luxembourg Gardens' (The Terrace, Luxembourg c087). 1

1: Whistler to T. R. Way, [19 July 1894], GUW #03376.