Model Seated

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 104
Date: 1871/1873
Medium: drypoint
Size: 205 x 142 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.118; M.117; W.103
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)


It was never published.


An impression was lent by Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) to an exhibition at the Union League Club in New York in 1881 and to a show organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1180101). 9

An impression was exhibited by H. Wunderlich & Co., in New York in 1898 and bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) (Graphic with a link to impression #K1180102). 10

After Whistler's death, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) lent an impression to the Whistler Memorial exhibition held in Boston in 1904 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1180201). 11 Two impressions were also shown at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904 and one at the London Memorial Exhibition in 1905. 12

9: New York 1881 (cat. no. 130); Chicago 1900 (cat. no. 97).

10: New York 1898 (cat. no. 96).

11: Boston 1904 (cat. no. 81).

12: New York 1904a (cat. nos. 110a, b); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 103).


Sales records are scarce and the drypoint is very rare. Early collectors included Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) (Graphic with a link to impression #K1180101); Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910), bought from H. Wunderlich & Co. by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) in 1898 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1180102); and Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) (Graphic with a link to impression #K1180201).