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Auguste Delâtre

Etching on paper attached to an envelope
K.26 (cancelled)
The Whistler Estate, presented by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1935
Hunterian Art Gallery, GLAHA 50277

The master-printer Auguste Delâtre (1822-1907) printed Whistler's Douze eaux-fortes d'aprčs Nature (the 'French Set') in Paris and the 'Thames Set' in London. He instructed Whistler in etching and printing techniques. For instance, Delâtre advocated correcting and enriching etched lines with drypoint. Whistler admired Delâtre and dedicated this etching to his wife.