The Kitchen

James McNeill Whistlerca. 1858

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University


  • Title: The Kitchen
  • Creator: James McNeill Whistler
  • Date Created: ca. 1858
  • Subject Keywords: genre, labor
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in pencil, lower right: butterfly monogram; inscribed in plate, lower right: “Whistler/Imp. Delâtre. Rue St. Jacques. 171”
  • Set or Series Title: Twelve Etchings from Nature (The French Set)
  • Print State: Second of three states
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1952
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching and drypoint printed in brown ink on buff chine collé
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Paris edition, published 1858. From the set “Twelve Etchings from Nature,” known as the “French Set,” published in 1858. In 1885 the Fine Art Society published 50 impressions of state iii/iii, printed and signed by Whistler.
  • Dimensions: 1903
  • Bibliography: Kennedy 24 ii/iii
  • Associated People: Created by James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
  • Accession Number: 1952.D3.6a