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- Accession Number
- Fumette, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'
- Credit Line
- Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
- On the plate, l.r. of figure: Whistler On the plate, l.l.: Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171. Collection (no mark): This set is from the collection of the late Sir F. Seymour Haden's brother.
- 32.6 cm x 24.9 cm (12 13/16 in. x 9 13/16 in.)
- 19th century
- Physical Description
- A young woman is seated in bright sunlight on a step or stoop, leaning slightly forward. The light source is to the right, causing deep shadows to fall on the right side of her face. Her arms are folded over the dark fabric in her lap and she holds a cigarette in her right hand.
- Subject Matter
- During Whistler's years as a student in Paris, he lived a bohemian life on the Left Bank with Eloise (also described as Heloise), a seamstress with a volatile temper, nicknamed "the tigress".