Drypoint on laid paper (watermark, possibly 'VAN GELDER')
The Whistler Estate, presented by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1935
Hunterian Art Gallery, GLAHA 50304
Whistler scraped out the face, possibly as a prelude to reworking the copper plate. The plate was heavily inked to obtain the maximum strength from the fading drypoint lines, producing a remarkable strong image. This battered impression was trimmed and stuck down on the envelope containing the cancelled copper plate.