Bibi Lalouette. 1859. Etching and drypoint. Kennedy 51.ii; Glasgow 33.ii. 9 x 6. Glasgow records 67 known impressions. A fine impression, printed with tone and showing velvety burr from the drypoint work, especially in the boy’s hair and coat. In the first state there were two heads in the lower part of the plate. They were removed and Whistler turned the plate upside down; however, one head remains visible in this impression. Printed on fine cream laid paper. Signed and dated in the plate. Housed in a silk mat and 19 x 16-inch gold leaf frame. $4,250.
Please click on the link to the Glasgow online catalogue raisonné Bibi Lalouette.
Bibi Lalouette’s father owned a small guesthouse where Whistler, Henri Fantin-Latour, and Alphones Legros often met and ate during their student years, forming the Société des Trois.
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