Bibi Valentin

Dundee Art Galleries & Museum: 272-1987-335

Artist: Whistler, James Abbott McNeill

Date: 1859

State: 2/2

Size: 14.9 x 22.2 cm

Medium: Etching and Drypoint

Details Etching and drypoint. Black in on ivory wove paper.‘Whistler 1859’ in print bottom left. Over forty impressions are known.
Description Detailed information concerning the Whistler prints held in The Orchar Collection comes from the University of Glasgow’s excellent Whistler Etchings Project. (Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock, James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow, 2012, on-line website at Considerable thanks are due to Professor MacDonald for allowing us to use their research in these entries.

Little is known about this subject. Bibi Valentin was the daughter of Whistler’s friend Valentin (fl. 1859). Drawn in Paris during 1859.

Catalogue Entry
  1. Edward G. Kennedy, The Etched Work of Whistler. New York, Grolier Club, 1910 (50)
  2. Howard Mansfield, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Chicago, Caxton Club, 1909 (50)
  3. Ralph Thomas, A Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of J.A M. Whistler. London, John Russell Smith, 1874 (26)
  4. Sir Frederick Wedmore, Whistler’s Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue. London, Thibaudeau, 1886 (28)
  5. Whistler Etchings Project (34)
Other Collections (UK)
  1. British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings, London
  2. Hunterian Art Gallery Collections, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  3. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

See the Whistler Etchings Project for a list of impressions.

  1. Emmanuel Bénézit, Dictionary of Artists. Paris, Gründ, 2006
  2. Rodney K. Engen, Dictionary of Victorian Engravers, Print Publishers and Their Works. Cambridge, Chadwyck-Heley, 1979
  3. Kenneth M. Guichard, British Etchers 1850-1940. London, Robin Garton Ltd., 1977
  4. Katharine A. Lochnan, The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1984
  5. Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1995