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- Accession Number
- Liverdun, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'
- Credit Line
- Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
- On the plate, u.r.: Whistler On the plate, l.l.: J. Whistler On the plate, l.r.: Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171. Collection (no mark): This set is from the collection of the late Sir F. Seymour Haden's brother.
- 24.7 cm x 32.4 cm (9 3/4 in. x 12 3/4 in.)
- 19th century
- Physical Description
- A street or courtyard fills the middle distance. A handful of figures stand or sit in front of the buildings on the right; only a single cow at the right occupies the open space in the foreground. The low buildings are, on the left side, brightly lit while the structures on the right are in shadow.
- Subject Matter
- Most of the etchings from the "French Set" are the result of a walking trip that Whistler took with a fellow student artist in 1858. Some of the plates were drawn back in Paris based on drawings and watercolors that Whistler executed in Alsace and eastern France; others were sketched on site as they walked. This plate is probably from the latter group.