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Gretchen at Heidelberg

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 21
Date: 1858
Medium: etching
Size: 205 x 156 mm
Signed: 'Whistler' at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.20; M.20; T.33; W.12
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)


Pure etching, with complex and varied areas of cross-hatching to indicate different materials on the young woman's dress, and areas of shading on the floor, walls and window.


The known prints are all good, clear impressions, three on laid paper (, , ) and one on wove (). Three are in dark brown ink, and one in black ().