Fumette, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, etching, roughly 6 x 4″ (16 x 11 cm)
Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project, original of this version of the print is in the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery.
In this portrayal of his mistress Heloise — who was known as “Fumette” because of her temper — Whistler has brought his considerable etching skills to a study of value contrasts, darks against lights and lights against darks in her clothing and in the framing of her face by her dark hair.
I particularly love how loose and casual his hatching appears in the lower areas of the skirt.
Whistler created a number of etchings of Fumette, some of which you can also see on the site of the Freer Gallery.