|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||152 x 228 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' at lower left|
|Inscribed:||'1859.' at lower left|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.50; M.50; T.26; W.28|
|Impressions taken from this plate (44)|
Two states are known before cancellation.
Signed 'Whistler.' and dated '1859.' at lower left.
The left hand is unfinished; there are large white spaces on the child's dress; there are no cushions.
Drypoint additions include the hand, shading on the child's dress, cushions at the back of the sofa and behind the child at right; the roughly horizontal lines above the sofa are extended.
State 2 (damaged)
A conspicuous scratch meanders across the bed, above the signature.
Depending on burr, inking and wear, the hand appears more or less modelled, or boldly outlined, and the scratch fades. In some impressions fine scratches are visible across her chest and above her hip.