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C. L. Drouet, Sculpteur

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James McNeill Whistler, C. L. Drouet, Sculpteur, 1859, etching and drypoint on cream laid paper, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Minthorn, public domain, 94.108.1

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Title

C. L. Drouet, Sculpteur

Artist

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

Date

1859

Medium

etching and drypoint on cream laid paper

Catalogue Raisonné

Glasgow 35

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 8 15/16 in x 6 in; sheet: 11 1/4 in x 8 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Minthorn

Accession Number

94.108.1

Copyright

public domain

Terms

drypoint

drypoints

etching

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

portraits

sculptors

Description

It took Whistler just two sittings to complete this portrait of French sculptor and collector Charles L. Drouet (1836–1908). The sitter's bold pose, stern countenance, and crossed arms suggest a confrontational mood, but Whistler and Drouet enjoyed a long and lively friendship.

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