Young Woman Standing

Impression: Whereabouts unknown
Whereabouts unknown
Number: 333
Date: 1887/1888
Medium: drypoint
Size: 213 x 124 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 0
Catalogues: K.132; M.345
Impressions taken from this plate  (0)


dress, fashion, full-length, portrait, woman, woman standing.


Whistler's own title is not known. There have been minor variations in the title, as follows:

'Model Standing' (1900, Caxton Club). 4
'Slightly indicated sketch of a young woman…' (1902, Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932)) 5
'Young woman, Standing' (1904, Frederick Keppel (1845-1912)). 6
'Young Woman Standing' (1905, ISSPG). 7
'Young Woman Standing' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 8

Mansfield owned the only known impression, and his title 'Young Woman Standing' has been generally accepted.

4: Chicago 1900 (cat. no. 319).

5: Kennedy 1902 (cat. no. 371).

6: New York 1904a (cat. no. 102).

7: London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 371).

8: Mansfield 1909 (cat. no. 345).


A full length figure of a woman who stands turning towards the right, with arms akimbo, hands on hips. She wears a dress with a close-fitting bodice over a high-necked blouse; narrow sleeves, slightly full at the shoulder; a swathe of material draped over her hips and falling in folds behind, over a skirt with three deep flounces. Her face is only slightly indicated, and her hair is pulled up on top of her head.


Not identified. It is possible that it is Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell (Lady Colin Campbell) (1857-1911) (see ) but the waistline seems a little wide for that very fashionably corseted lady.


This appears to have been a portrait of a woman in formal afternoon or day-dress. As a formal portrait of large size it is comparable to such portraits as The Silk Dress [151], A Lady wearing a hat with a feather [118], and The Fur Cloak - Mrs Herbert [367].