Soupe à trois sous. by James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834–1903). [1859?] Etching. According to Theodore Doret, the artist made “etchings in Paris . . . [including] La Soupe à trois sous, a low restaurant frequented by the very poor ” (19).

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Duret, Theodore. Whistler. Trans. Frank Rutter. New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1907; London: Grant Richards, 1907.

Pennell, Joseph, and F. Courbin. Concerning the Etchings of Mr. Whistler. 7th ed. New York: Frederick Keppel, [1910?] University of Toronto copy available online from the Internet Archive.

James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)

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