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La Vieille aux Loques (The Old Rag Gatherer)

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (printmaker)

Delâtre (printer)

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La Vieille aux Loques

Twelve Etchings from Nature (series title)

Translated title

The Old Rag Gatherer


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 Vieille aux Loques".

Second state




black carbon ink (medium)
Japanese paper (support)


plate height: 208 mm
plate width: 148 mm
sheet height: 329 mm
sheet width: 235 mm




given: Riches, Mrs T.H. 1923-09 (Prints given by Riches, Mrs T.H.)


  1. Position: image lower right
    Type: signature
    Method: printed
    Content: Whistler
  2. Position: image lower right
    Type: signature
    Method: printed
    Content: Imp. Delâtre. Rue St. Jacques 171
  3. Position: sheet lower left
    Type: title
    Method: graphite
    Content: La Vieille aux Loques / (M.21, K.21, W.14) / 2nd state
  4. Position: sheet lower right
    Type: inscription
    Method: graphite
    Content: Given by T.H. Riches / Sep. 1923

Standard print ref/s

Wedmore (Whistler) 14
Wedmore, Frederick
(1899) Whistler's etchings; a study and a catalogue , London? : P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.

Mansfield 21 II
Mansfield, Howard
(1909) A descriptive catalogue of the etchings and dry-points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler , Chicago : Caxton Club

Kennedy 21 II
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.2085-R (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 10312; Input Date: 2000-07-24 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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