Nude Girl with Arms Raised

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 115
Date: 1873/1878
Medium: drypoint
Size: 191 x 100 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 18
Catalogues: K.129; M.126
Impressions taken from this plate  (18)


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


The only known exhibition was after Whistler's death, in the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905. 4

4: London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 385).


A cancelled set owned by the print dealer Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840- d.1892) was sold at Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1889 (lot 787 or 789) to Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), who exchanged it with Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who bequeathed it to the University of Glasgow (Graphic with a link to impression #K1290203).
Impressions were also acquired with the cancelled set by the British Museum in 1887 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1290204); by Thomas Glen Arthur (1858-1907) in the same year (Graphic with a link to impression #K1290210); by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) from M. Knoedler & Co. in 1893 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1290202); Alfred Beurdeley (1847-1919) (Graphic with a link to impression #K1290104); George Aloysius Lucas (1824-1909) (Graphic with a link to impression #K1290205); and Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937) (Graphic with a link to impression #K1290105).