La Marchande de Moutarde
|Size:||157 x 90 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower left|
|Inscribed:||'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.' (2-3); crossed out (4); removed (5)|
|Set/Publication:||'French Set', 1858|
|No. of States:||5|
|Catalogues:||K.22; M.22; T.11; W.16|
|Impressions taken from this plate (75)|
La Marchande de Moutarde is based on two drawings done in Cologne during Whistler's etching tour of the Rhineland between 14 August and 7 October 1858, La Marchande de Poterie à Cologne m0272 (reproduced below), and La Marchande de Moutarde m0273.
It is not known if he etched the copper plate in Cologne. It is more likely that the etching process was carried out on Whistler's return to Paris. 1
1: Lochnan 1984[more], p. 46.
The etching was published in Douze eaux-fortes d'après Nature (the 'French Set') in Paris in November 1858. It was republished in London in 1888.