Lady in an armchair

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 91
Date: 1861
Medium: drypoint
Size: 230 x 153 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right
Inscribed: '1861.' at lower right
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 19
Catalogues: K.79; M.80
Impressions taken from this plate  (19)


It was published in an album of Cancelled Plates ('Cancelled Set') by The Fine Art Society, London, 1879.


Lady in an armchair has never been exhibited.


Sets including the cancelled impression of Lady in an armchair were bought by several collectors. George Aloysius Lucas (1824-1909) bought a set, which passed eventually to the Baltimore Museum of Art (Graphic with a link to impression #K0790206). The British Museum acquired a set in 1887 (Graphic with a link to impression #K0790208). Another was acquired in the same year, 1887, by Thomas Glen Arthur (1858-1907) (Graphic with a link to impression #K0790213). Yet another was sold at the Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840- d.1892) sale, Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1889 (lot 787 or 789), and bought by the London print dealer Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851) for £0.6.0; it was later acquired by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who bequeathed it to the University of Glasgow, 1958 (Graphic with a link to impression #K0790205).
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought a set in 1893 from Knoedler & Co., which he bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art (Graphic with a link to impression #K0790202). J. Littauer (fl. 1896) of Munich sold another set to the Hamburger Kunsthalle, in 1896 (Graphic with a link to impression #K0790211). In Paris, Alfred Strölin (dates unknown) sold a fine set to Jacques Doucet (1853-1929) in 1907, which he gave to the Bibliothèque Jacques Doucet in 1918 (Graphic with a link to impression #K0790214).