Florence Leyland

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 136
Date: 1874
Medium: drypoint
Size: 215 x 140 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: ' "I am Flo" ' at right (6)
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 11
Known impressions: 43
Catalogues: K.110; M.109; T.79; W.96
Impressions taken from this plate  (43)
The copper plate bears two small partial oval stamps by the maker, 'HUGHES & KIMBER / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON, E.C.' It is similar in size to the portrait of her sister, Elinor Leyland [137], and close in size to several plates including The Desk [129] and Nude Reclining [126].
The plate was first cancelled lightly with a series of complete and partial 'X's, and published in the 'Cancelled Set'. It was then restored, and finally cancelled with two prominent vertical lines. The cancelled plate is now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.