The Slipper

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 43
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 120 x 80 mm
Signed: 'Whistler -' at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 26
Catalogues: K.28; M.28; T.29; W.29
Impressions taken from this plate  (26)
Etching: PK028_01 (plate)
The copper plate has a partial octagonal maker's stamp for 'HUGHES & KIMBER', Whistler's favourite copper merchants. It is marginally larger than the plates for Portrait of Whistler [5] and Annie [7], and a slightly later etching, Whistler with the White Lock [162].
The plate was steel-faced but not cancelled. It was acquired by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), in 1906. It is now in the Freer Gallery of Art. 18

18: Acc. No. 1906.213.