Fumette, Standing

A work made of drypoint with plate tone in warm black on cream japanese paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of drypoint with plate tone in warm black on cream japanese paper.

Date:

1859

Artist:

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

About this artwork

A young woman, known only by the name Eloise or Héloise and called Fumette, lived with Whistler for a time during his bohemian student days in Paris and posed for several of his etchings. A hatmaker or seamstress, rather than a professional model, she was among the Parisian working-class women who lived outside the norms of polite society and sometimes posed for youthful artists.

Currently Off View

Prints and Drawings

Artist

James McNeill Whistler

Title

Fumette, Standing

Origin

United States

Date

1859

Medium

Drypoint with plate tone in warm black on cream Japanese paper

Dimensions

347 x 221 mm (image/plate); 383 x 241 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Arthur MacDougall Wood, through the generosity of Pauline Wood Egan and Arthur M. Wood, Jr.

Reference Number

2007.129

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share