The Slipper

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 43
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 120 x 80 mm
Signed: 'Whistler -' at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 26
Catalogues: K.28; M.28; T.29; W.29
Impressions taken from this plate  (26)


  • Kennedy, Edward G., The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 28) 'Reading in Bed'.
  • Mansfield, Howard, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909 (cat. no. 28) 'The Slipper'.
  • Thomas, Ralph, A Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott MacNeil Whistler, London, 1874 (cat. no. 29) 'Reading in Bed'.
  • Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886 (cat. no. 29) 'Reading in Bed'.


  • Collection illustrative of the History and Practice of Etching. Lent and Catalogued by James Anderson Rose, Esq., of London, Liverpool, 1874 (cat. no. 518) 'Reading in Bed'.
  • Etchings and Dry Points, The Union League Club, New York, 1881 (cat. nos. 43, 44) 'The Slipper'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings, Drypoints. and Lithographs by Whistler, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1898 (cat. no. 28) 'Reading in Bed'.
  • An Exhibition of Etchings and Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, The Caxton Club, 1900 (cat. no. 29) 'Reading in Bed'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings by James McNeill Whistler, Obach and Co., London, 1903 (cat. nos. 32, 33) 'Reading in Bed'.
  • A Collection of Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler recently acquired, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1903 (cat. nos. 24 a, b).
  • Etchings and Dry-Points by James McNeill Whistler, The Grolier Club, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 31) 'Reading in Bed'.
  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 29) 'Reading in Bed'.

REVIEWS 1855- 1905

  • Cosmo Monkhouse, 'Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a catalogue by Frederick Wedmore (Thibaudeau)', The Academy, 10 February 1887, p. 136.


  • Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984, pp. 59-60, 278 (no. 31).