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
- James McNeill Whistler
- Fumette, Standing
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- Drypoint with plate tone in warm black on cream Japanese paper
- Image/plate: 34.7 × 22.1 cm (13 11/16 × 8 3/4 in.); Sheet: 38.3 × 24.1 cm (15 1/8 × 9 1/2 in.)
- Bequest of Arthur MacDougall Wood, through the generosity of Pauline Wood Egan and Arthur M. Wood, Jr.