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"Bibi Valentin" 1859

Royal (1) s. in plate; b.l. "Whistler 1859"
(2) Inscr. below plate " W28/K50 II Bibi Valentin S.2965/116" by Harold Wright (in pencil) CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) Whistler worked in Paris during the autumn of 1859. The majority of the etchings he made in this time were self-portraits or portraits of his friends and the sitter in this image is the child of a friend. In both…