Portrait of Whistler
|Size:||118 x 80 mm|
|Signed:||'J. W.' at lower right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.7; M.9; T.-; W.1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (3)|
It was printed in dark brown ink with surface tone, and the portrait looks warm in colour. It is an exercise in shading, with short curving cross-hatching on the face, and vigorous, untidy zigzag cross hatching on the figure and background, softened by colour.
Only three impressions of the Portrait of Whistler have been located (, , .) One was printed in dark brown ink on a coarse buff wove card () and looks warm in colour; and the other two in black, one on ivory 'antique' laid (pre-1800) paper (), and the third, which is a greatly trimmed down fragment, on ivory 'modern' laid paper ().