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Au Sixime

Etching on wove paper.
K3 1/1.
Bequeathed by Joseph Whistler Revillon, 1955.
Hunterian Art Gallery, GLAHA 46663.

In Paris Whistler persuaded some fellow art-students, including E.J. Poynter and George du Maurier, to etch illustrations that could later be woven into a story. The project came to nothing. Whistler's highly detailed etching for the series shows a woman, modelled by his mistress, Eloise ('Fumette'), and an artist in a studio near the Ecole des Beaux Arts. This is one of only two known impressions, which were both given to family members.