The Dutchman Holding A Glass
|Size:||82 x 56 mm|
|Signed:||'J. W.' at lower right|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.4; M.3; T.-|
|Impressions taken from this plate (4)|
The principal stylistic features in The Dutchman Holding a Glass indicate a close relationship between Whistler's drawings and etchings, and suggest a very early date in Whistler's etching career. However, in technique and composition, it does not look like the other known etching of that early period, etched in Paris, Au Sixième . The assurance of the style, with its broad, vigorous use of line, suggests a date towards the end of Whistler's student days in Paris, in 1857 or 1858.
1: r.: Succès d'Erneste à Cologne; v.: Tracing of recto [m0271].
2: Lochnan 1984 , pp. 24-25.