The Music Room
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||147 x 217 mm|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.33; M.31; T.22; W.26|
|Impressions taken from this plate (54)|
'The Music-Room' (1874, Ralph Thomas, Jr (1840-1876)). 1
'Kammermusik' (1895, Leipzig). 2
'La Salle de Musique. - (The Music Room)' (1905, Paris). 3
'The Music Room' (1910, Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932)). 4
Leaving out the unnecessary hyphen, the accepted title is 'The Music Room'.
Whistler etched another portrait of his half-sister, this time in profile to right, in Reading by Lamplight  (reproduced above). It also shows her looking closely at a book; she was very short-sighted, and eventually went blind.
A self-portrait etched by Haden is reproduced below.
F.S. Haden, Portrait of Francis Seymour Haden No. 2 (while etching),
British Museum 1910,0421.225. 5
5: Schneiderman, R.S., A Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints of Sir F. S. Haden, London 1983 (cat.no. 40.II); Harrington, H. N., The Engraved Work of Sir Francis Seymour Haden, P.R.E., Liverpool 1910 (cat. no. 41 trial B).