Girl Lying Down

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 128
Date: 1875/1876
Medium: drypoint
Size: 132 x 209 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 18
Catalogues: K.124; M.121
Impressions taken from this plate  (18)


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


No exhibition of Girl Lying Down is recorded.


Prices were low but collectors and collections were keen to have the set of cancelled etchings, as a record of a substantial number of otherwise unrecorded etchings and drypoints. A set, probably acquired from the Fine Art Society by Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840- d.1892), was auctioned in 1889 and bought by the London dealer Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851) for £0.6.0. 5 Dunthorne exchanged it for other works with Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) who bequeathed it to the University of Glasgow (see Graphic with a link to impression #K1240203). She acquired another set, trimmed the impressions and stuck them on the envelopes containing the copper plates (i.e. Graphic with a link to impression #K1240210).

5: Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1889 (lot 787 or 789)

Early owners included George Aloysius Lucas (1824-1909) (Graphic with a link to impression #K1240204) and Walter M. Hill (1868-1952)(Graphic with a link to impression #K1240211). Thomas Glen Arthur (1858-1907) bought a set in 1887 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1240212) as did the British Museum (Graphic with a link to impression #K1240205). Boston Public Library also acquired a set (Graphic with a link to impression #K1240208). Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought a set of the cancelled etchings in 1893 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1240202) from Knoedler & Co. A set acquired by J. Littauer (fl. 1896), Munich was sold to the Hamburger Kunsthalle in 1896 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1240209).