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An Artist Sketching

Impression: British Museum
British Museum
Number: 23
Date: 1858
Medium: etching
Size: 155 x 107 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: 'Treize Eaux Fortes d'apres Nature - ' at top; 'par / James. Whistler - / à / Mon viel Ami Seymour Haden.' lower centre; 'Imp. Delatre Rue St. Jacques. 171.' lower left; 'Paris Nov 1858.' lower right
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.25½
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)


This is pure etching.


The sole impression is printed in a warm black ink on ivory laid paper. Kennedy described it as '154.6 x 106.7 millimeters, and it is printed in very dark brown, with some tone all over the surface. The plate is irregular in shape.' 7

7: Kennedy 1910[more] (cat. no. 25 1/2).

The etching was not completed and only one proof has been located ().