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Street at Saverne
|Medium:||etching and open bite or sandpaper ground|
|Size:||209 x 159 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower left|
|Inscribed:||'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques' at lower right (2-3); erased (4)|
|Set/Publication:||'French Set', 1858|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.19; M.19; T.7; W.11|
|Impressions taken from this plate (81)|
Impressions were shown in public exhibitions, such as in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1879, and in private clubs, for connoisseurs and collectors. Examples of two states were lent by Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) to the Union League Club, New York, in 1881 (, ) and another impression was lent by Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) to the exhibition organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (). 15
Impressions were also exhibited in the Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death. These included the Grolier Club, New York, in 1904.Albert W. Scholle (1860-1917) lent an impression to Boston to the Copley Society exhibition, also in 1904. King Edward VII lent a 'French Set' (including this etching) to the London show in 1905. 17
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18: GUW #07079.
19: V&A, Register for Prints, p. 33.
20: 'Mr Whistler's Paintings', Baltimore Gazette, after 1 April 1876, in GUL PC1/75; partially quoting E.D. Wallace, 'The Fine Arts Abroad', Forney's Weekly Press, Philadelphia, 1 April 1876.
21: 'English Etching', The Standard, London, 25 April 1878, p. 2 (GUL PC1/94).
22: F. Wedmore, 'M. Burty's collection', The Academy , 29 April 1876, pp. 414-15.
23: Sotheby's, 30 April 1876 (lots 732, 733).
About this time the whole set could be bought for only a little more - for instance, at Christie’s on 31 July 1894 (lot 8) 'a set of twelve' went to Colnaghi's for £6.0.0.
24: Sotheby's, 22-23 April 1887 (lots 173, 174; 398); 3 March 1892 (lot 54).
25: 8-9 March 1892 (lot 337).