The Little Hat
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||100 x 67 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (8)|
Recto, above; verso, below:
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.'
Etchings of similar small size include London subjects of around 1887 - including St James's Park , Wimpole Street , and several figure subjects such as The Fur Tippet: Miss Lenoir , The Japanese Dress  and the The Menpes Children  - as well as some French scenes etched in 1888, such as Theatre, Loches .
The plate was in Whistler's studio at his death and was bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who gave it to the University of Glasgow in 1935. The plate was cancelled posthumously, with a diagonal line from above centre on the left edge to above the lower right corner.