Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 60
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 153 x 230 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower left
Inscribed: '1859.' at lower left
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 27
Catalogues: K.59; M.59; T.27; W.56
Impressions taken from this plate  (27)
Etching: PK059_01 (plate)
The copper plate bears the maker's stamp of 'HUGHES & KIMBER / MANUFACTURERS/ RED LION SQUARE / FLEET STREET / LONDON'. The same stamp appears on three London plates of 1859 of the same size, Thames Police [53], Stevens' Boat Yard [56] and Black Lion Wharf [54] and several portraits, all of 1859-1860 including Fumette's Bent Head [58]. 10

The copper plate was steel-faced but not cancelled.
The plate was acquired by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) in 1906. It is now in the Freer Gallery of Art. 11

10: Z. Astruc, Editor of 'L'Artiste' [36], Whistler with a hat [44], Fumette's Bent Head [58], Arthur Haden [66], Mr Mann [73], Axenfeld [68] and Riault (The Wood Engraver) [69].

11: Acc. No. 1906.217.