|Size:||229 x 154 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' (2-final) at lower left|
|Inscribed:||'1869' at lower left (2-3); changed to '1859' (4)|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.61; M.61; T.59; W.47|
|Impressions taken from this plate (31)|
These were followed by a sequence of loan, dealer and international exhibitions. An impression belonging to Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924) was lent to the Glasgow International Exhibition, 1888 (probably or ). 10 One was shown in the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893.
The sitter's father, Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910), owned impressions of the first two states of Arthur Haden. They were exhibited by H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York in 1898 and bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) (, ). 11 Freer then lent what was called a 'trial proof' to the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900. 12 Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) lent an impression to a loan show at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1902 (). 13
Several impressions were exhibited in the Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death, including the comprehensive exhibition at the Grolier Club in 1904, again, probably lent by Freer. Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) lent one to the Boston show in 1904, another was lent from the Royal Collection to the London show in 1905, and John Charles Sigismund Day (1826-1908) lent one to Rotterdam in 1906 (). 14
10: Glasgow 1888 (cat. no. 2552-14).
11: New York 1898 (cat. no. 44).
13: Philadelphia 1902 (cat. no. 947 (47).
SALES & COLLECTORS
A fine richly printed second state, with soft burr, was among the first group of Whistler's etchings to be sold to a public collection. It was among 16 etchings sold for a total of £10.10.10 by the sitter's father, Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) to South Kensington Museum on 1 January 1861 (). 16
One impression returned to Whistler for signature about 1890 was acquired by Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), and later by Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935) and by Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937) (). A second state owned by MacGeorge (and also signed by Whistler around 1890) was bought by John Henry Wrenn (1841-1911) and bequeathed by his widow to the Art Institute of Chicago ().
15: Wedmore 1886 A (cat. no. 47).
16: V&A Register of Prints, p. 32.
17: Christie’s, 8-9 March 1892 (lot 328).