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La Mère Gérard (Mother Gerard)

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (printmaker)

Delâtre (printer)

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La Mère Gérard

Twelve Etchings from Nature (series title)

Translated title

Mother Gerard


Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (printmaker) American artist, 1834-1903

Delâtre (printer)







Production Notes

From the series "Twelve Etchings from Nature" (The French Set). Published as "La Mère Gérard".

Fourth state




black carbon ink (medium)
Japanese paper (support)


plate height: 128 mm
plate width: 90 mm
sheet height: 326 mm
sheet width: 235 mm




given: Knowles, Guy John Fenton 1954-10 (Prints given by Knowles, Guy John Fenton)


  1. Position: image lower left
    Type: signature
    Method: printed
    Content: Whistler
  2. Position: image lower centre
    Type: address
    Method: printed
    Content: Imp. Delâtre. Rue St. Jacques 171.
  3. Position: sheet lower left
    Type: inscription
    Method: graphite
    Content: S/ / P/P/. J McNeil Whistler
  4. Position: sheet lower centre
    Type: title
    Method: graphite
    Content: La Mere Gerard
  5. Position: sheet lower right
    Type: inscription
    Method: graphite
    Content: Proof before letters
  6. Position: sheet lower right corner
    Type: number
    Method: graphite
    Content: 2

Standard print ref/s

Wedmore (Whistler) 9
Wedmore, Frederick
(1899) Whistler's etchings; a study and a catalogue , London? : P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.

Mansfield 13 IV
Mansfield, Howard
(1909) A descriptive catalogue of the etchings and dry-points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler , Chicago : Caxton Club

Kennedy 11 IV
Kennedy, Edward G.
(1978) The etched work of Whistler , San Francisco : Alan Wofsy Fine Arts


  1. Wedmore, Frederick (1899) Whistler's etchings; a study and a catalogue, London?: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.

Accession Number

P.272-1954 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 10256; Input Date: 2000-07-21 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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