|Size:||127 x 77 mm|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.119; M.119; W.105|
|Impressions taken from this plate (2)|
Resting probably dates from 1874.
On 5 May 1874 Whistler wrote from 2 Lindsey Houses in Chelsea to Ralph Thomas, Jr (1840-1876):
'You know how great a prisoner I am just now with my work and so I am going to ... ask you to help me ... I want a small plate ready prepared for my new etching - will you get me one - and your brother Percy might prepare it - or Delâtre will - ... and perhaps I had better have two - about the size of quarter of this sheet of paper - that is half this page - No that is too large - the size of the envelope - will do exactly ... And can your brother perhaps manage it for me by tomorrow' . 1
1: [5 May 1874], GUW #13681.
This document, and the similarity in size and subjects between Resting and the other small drypoints, helps to confirm the date.