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The Title Page for 'Douze Eaux Fortes d'apr├Ęs Nature'

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
(1927.5902a)
Number: 22
Date: 1858
Medium: etching
Size: 112 x 147 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: 'Douze / Eaux Fortes / d'apres Nature - / par James. Whistler. / Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171. Paris. Nov. 1858 -' and 'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171. Paris. Nov. 1858 -' at top; 'A / Mon viel Ami Seymour Haden.' at bottom.
Set/Publication: 'French Set', 1858
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 56
Catalogues: K.25; M.25; T.1; W.20
Impressions taken from this plate  (56)
The drawing on which this etching is based was done during Whistler's etching tour of the Rhineland between 14 August and 7 October 1858. 1

The etching may have been started during the trip or on his return to Paris. The copper plate was inscribed and dated 'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171. Paris. Nov. 1858'. It was published in November 1858 as the title page for Douze eaux-fortes d'après Nature (the 'French Set'), by Auguste Delâtre (1822-1907).

1: r.: Succès d'Erneste à Cologne; v.: Tracing of recto [m0271].