Reading a Book
|Size:||127 x 77 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.111; M.110; W.97|
|Impressions taken from this plate (18)|
Recto, above; verso, below:
The copper plate has the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It is the same size as Resting . It was cancelled with a light line across the face and by rubbing down the composition, particularly over the face and at upper left.
The cancelled copper plate was probably among plates bought at Whistler's bankruptcy sale by the Fine Art Society, London. It was published in the set of Cancelled Plates by the F.A.S. in 1879.