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The Velvet Dress (Mrs Leyland)

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 120
Date: 1873/1874
Medium: drypoint
Size: 232 x 157 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 7
Known impressions: 17
Catalogues: K.105; M.105; T.76; W.91
Impressions taken from this plate  (17)
The Velvet Dress (Mrs Leyland) dates from 1873/1874. It was first exhibited in 1874. 1 The etched butterfly signature - reproduced below - is consistent with these dates.
Comparative image

Other drypoint portraits from this period include The Little Velvet Dress [119], Fanny Leyland [135], Florence Leyland [136], Elinor Leyland [137], and The Piano [144].

1: Liverpool 1874 (cat. no. 479).