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The Kitchen

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 16
Date: 1858
Medium: etching
Size: 227 x 157 mm
Signed: 'Whistler' at lower right
Inscribed: 'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.' at lower right (2); partly removed (3)
Set/Publication: 'French Set', 1858; Fine Art Society, 1885 (3)
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 67
Catalogues: K.24; M.24; T.13; W.19
Impressions taken from this plate  (67)
The copper plate was close in size to another large plate, of the same period, The Unsafe Tenement 018. It was published first in the 'French Set' in 1858.
Then in 1884 it was published by the Fine Art Society. According to Kennedy, 'Fifty impressions of this [3rd] state were printed by Whistler. The plate was then cancelled.' 9 It was cancelled with rough, widely spaced crossed diagonal lines.

The cancelled plate is now in the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. 10

9: Kennedy 1910[more] (cat. no. 24).

10: Acc. No. 1933.69.