Sir Garnet Wolseley
|Size:||305 x 177 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left (5-final)|
|No. of States:||7|
|Catalogues:||K.164; M.166; W.138|
|Impressions taken from this plate (7)|
Apart from Wolseley and Howell, the other guests at Whistler's 'Sunday breakfast' were Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-1890), Edward William Godwin (1833-1886) and Carlo Pellegrini (1839-1889). The meal consisted of tomato soup, stewed pigeon, braised beef Provençale, mince pies and coffee. The assurance of Whistler's draughtsmanship might suggest that the portrait was drawn before the meal! 4
2: Mis-dated 24 November 1877, Pennell 1908 , vol. 1, p. 195.
5: 'Notes on Art and Archaeology', The Academy, 26 January 1878, p. 84.
6: 'English Etching', The Standard, London, 25 April 1878, p. 2 (GUL PC1/94).; Art Journal, IV, 1878, p. 128.