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Bibi Valentin

James Abbott McNeill Whistler1859

Reading Public Museum

Reading Public Museum

The doe-eyed reclining sitter was the young child of Valentin, one of Whistler’s friends in Paris. The etching was created in 1859, when the artist embarked on a series or portraits including 'Bibi Lalouette', 'C. L. Drouet, Sculptor', and 'Fumette Standing', among others.

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  • Title: Bibi Valentin
  • Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
  • Date Created: 1859
  • Type: work on paper
  • Medium: etching and drypoint
  • Culture: American (worked in England)
  • Credit Line: Gift, Mr. Edwin Bechtel, Esq.
  • Creator Death Date: 1903
  • Creator Birth Date: 1834

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