|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||228 x 152 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right (7-final)|
|No. of States:||16|
|Catalogues:||K.114; M.113; W.99|
|Impressions taken from this plate (13)|
Possibly 'Miss Franklin in hat standing' (1877, Charles Augustus Howell (1840?-1890)). 1
'Maude' (1886, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 2
'Fur - Tippet - The' (1890/1892, Beatrice Whistler (1857-1896)). 3
'The Fur Tippet' (1903/1935, possibly Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958)). 4
'Maude Standing' (1903, Wunderlich's). 5
'Maude, Standing' (1904, Grolier Club). 6
'Maud, Standing' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 7
In the early states of this etching, Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941) wore a 'flounced tippet' around her shoulders. However, in later states this was replaced with a fur tippet. The alternative title, and that generally accepted, is 'Maud, Standing'.
1: Howell to Whistler, [6-15 November 1877], GUW #02178.
2: Wedmore 1886 A (cat. no. 99).
3: 'Wedmore calls it Maude', crossed out, in list, GUW #12715.
4: Envelope containing copper plate, University of Glasgow.
5: New York 1903b (cat. no. 81).
6: New York 1904a (cat. no. 105b).
7: Mansfield 1909 (cat. no. 13).
Maud Franklin, 1880s, detail of photograph,
Library of Congress.
Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), Whistler's mistress and chief model from the mid-1870s until Whistler's marriage in 1888. She posed for many portraits in pastel, etching and drypoint, and oils including Arrangement in White and Black [y185] (reproduced below).
Arrangement in White and Black [y185], oil, ca 1876,
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
8: MacDonald 2003 , chapter 7, pp. 135-146.
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.