|Size:||230 x 153 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' at lower left (2-final)|
|Inscribed:||'1860.' at lower left (2-final)|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||6|
|Catalogues:||K.64; M.64; T.52; W.61|
|Impressions taken from this plate (31)|
Six states are known before cancellation.
Signed and dated 'Whistler. 1860.' ('6' in reverse) at lower left.
The background is partly drawn in, with a curtain roughly outlined and shading added to left of the man's head and to right of his neck; the face is fully modelled and shaded; his shoulders have been lowered and narrowed, with the changes disguised by heavy shading either side of the neck and shoulders.
The figure is completed, including the right hand, holding a cigarette; the jacket and trousers are defined and shaded further; there are additional patches of vertical shading in the background, each side of the head and shoulders, and reaching to the plate edge at upper right.
The shading in the background at right is augmented and extended behind the man's back with more vertical lines; the back of the jacket is darkened.
More shading is added in an area behind the man's head at upper right.
The drypoint shading varies according to the wear and inking of the plate.