Resting by the Stove

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 372
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 135 x 99 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.338; M.338
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


Resting by the Stove is mostly etched, with minor drypoint shading added in the second state.


Resting by the Stove is very rare; only two impressions have been located. The sole impression of the first state was printed in black ink on ivory Japan paper (Graphic with a link to impression #K3380102), and the second in dark brown on cream laid paper (Graphic with a link to impression #K3380202), both with a very light surface tone, slightly darker at the bottom of the image. Both were trimmed to the platemark and signed on the tab with a butterfly and 'imp.' to show that Whistler had printed them.