|Size:||119 x 81 mm|
|Signed:||'J.W' at lower left (1-2); 'Whistler' lower right (2); both removed (3); 'Whistler' lower left (4-final)|
|Inscribed:||'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.' at lower right (4-final); 'Annie' at bottom (6-final)|
|Set/Publication:||'French Set', 1858|
|No. of States:||7|
|Catalogues:||K.10; M.8; T.10; W.15|
|Impressions taken from this plate (55)|
It was seen in public exhibitions, such as in Philadelphia in 1879, and in private clubs, such as the Union League Club in New York in 1881, to which Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) lent two impressions, one described as a 'Trial proof, only one' and one of the published state (, ). 8 An early trial proof impression was shown at the Glasgow International Exhibition, 1888, lent by Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924) (). 9 It appeared in print dealer's shows, particularly at H. Wunderlich's & Co. (1898) and F. Keppel & Co. (1902) in New York. 10
11: Chicago 1900 (cat. nos. 15, 15a).
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13: GUW #07079.
14: V&A, Register for Prints, p. 33.
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890) had two states of Annie, shown in a travelling exhibition in 1874 and sold at Sotheby's in a three-day sale from 27 June 1876 (lots 656-7). Also in 1876, at the sale of the collection of Philippe Burty (1830-1890), an early state was sold for £3.0.0 and an impression on India paper (), for £1.2.0. 15 The latter, a third state, went to Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924) and was later sold through H. Wunderlich & Co. to Clarence Buckingham (1855-1913) (). Whistler himself sold an impression of 'Annie standing' to Charles Augustus Howell (1840?-1890), in the following year for £2.2.0. 16
17: World, London, 8 August 1888 (GUL PC 10/17).
18: Sotheby's, 22 April 1887 (lot 174) and 3 March 1893 (lots 57, 58); Christie's, 8-9 March 1892 (lot 298).