X
MOV File
Online Collections

Bibi Valentin

James%20McNeill%20Whistler%2C%20%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3E%20Bibi%20Valentin%3C%2Fi%3E%3C%2Fb%3E%2C%201859%2C%20etching%20and%20drypoint%20on%20cream%20laid%20Japan%20paper%2C%20Gift%20of%20Henry%20Failing%20Cabell%2C%20public%20domain%2C%2049.10
James McNeill Whistler, Bibi Valentin, 1859, etching and drypoint on cream laid Japan paper, Gift of Henry Failing Cabell, public domain, 49.10

This work is on view.

Save to My Collection
Facebook Twitter
Details
Title

Bibi Valentin

Artist

James McNeill Whistler (American, active England and France, 1834-1903)

Date

1859

Medium

etching and drypoint on cream laid Japan paper

Edition

edition size unknown

State

2 of 2

Catalogue Raisonné

Glasgow 34

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 6 in x 9 in; sheet: 7 3/4 in x 11 1/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature: Whistler 1859, printed, lower left [in image]

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Henry Failing Cabell

Accession Number

49.10

Copyright

public domain

Terms

children

drypoint

etching

Gifts from the Failing Family

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

Japanese paper

portraits

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

Lower Level

Ken and Joan Austin Vestibule

Description

Whistler created images of children throughout his career. The casual pose of the child and the lightly etched lines give this portrait a freshness and immediacy. Little is known of the sitter, who regards the artist with an alert and attentive expression.

Related Artworks
Media
IMLS logoNEA logoNEH logo

The Portland Art Museum’s Online Collections site is brought to you thanks to support provided by the State of Oregon through its second Culture, History, Arts, Movies, and Preservation funding program and generous awards from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This Portland Art Museum's Online Collections site is powered by MWeb.