Seymour, Standing

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 10
Date: 1857/1858
Medium: etching
Size: 98 x 67 mm
Signed: 'J. W.' at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.6; M.5; T.-
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


It was not published.


Seymour, Standing was only exhibited once in Whistler's lifetime, in a print dealer's show, at H. Wunderlich & Co., New York in 1898. (Graphic with a link to impression #K0060102). 5

After Whistler's death, another impression was shown in the London Memorial Exhibition of 1905 (probably Graphic with a link to impression #K0060001). 6

5: New York 1898 (cat. no. 293).

6: London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 362).


It is likely that the etching was kept within the family, and not sold by Whistler. One impression, the second state, was owned by Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) and sold through H. Wunderlich & Co., with the help of Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) (Graphic with a link to impression #K0060102). The first state, according to collection records, was owned by Haden's brother, and was eventually, in 1939, acquired by the Library of Congress (Graphic with a link to impression #K0060001).