sparse narrow kitchen with view toward a woman in a long dress and bonnet, seen from back, standing in front of a tall, narrow window; plates on wall rack at right; large jars on top of cupboard at left

The Kitchen, from The French Set, 1858

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The French Set was James McNeill Whistler's first successful venture as a mature artist. The portfolio includes views from a sketching trip the young artist took through the Alsace and the Rhineland in late summer 1858. In its dramatic interplay between light and dark, The Kitchen is one of the most ambitious etchings in the set. This particular impression is printed on thin Japanese paper. Whistler treasured this beautiful paper, saved his supply for many years, and used it only sparingly.

Details
Title
The Kitchen, from The French Set
Artist Life
1834 - 1903
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.98.26.19
Provenance
Edith and Norman Garmezy, Edina, MN; C. & J. Goodfriend, New York, Collection of George Petitdidier
Catalogue Raisonne
Kennedy 24 ii/iii
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sparse narrow kitchen with view toward a woman in a long dress and bonnet, seen from back, standing in front of a tall, narrow window; plates on wall rack at right; large jars on top of cupboard at left