Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 146
Date: 1875/1878
Medium: drypoint
Size: 229 x 154 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 22
Catalogues: K.134; M.132; W.106
Impressions taken from this plate  (22)


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


The first exhibition recorded was in 1898 when an impression was shown by H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York. In 1900 an impression was lent by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) to the exhibition organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago (either Graphic with a link to impression #K1340302, Graphic with a link to impression #K1340104 or Graphic with a link to impression #K1340103). 4

4: Chicago 1900 (cat. no. 99). See REFERENCES : EXHIBITIONS.

After the artist's death, impressions were shown in the Whistler Memorial Exhibitions, lent by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) to the Boston Memorial in 1904, and by Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934) in London in 1905, as well as one exhibited in Paris in 1905. 5

5: Boston 1904 (cat. no. 82); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 106).


Two impressions were sold from the collection of the late Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d.1891) at Sotheby's, 3 March 1892 (lot 154) bought by Frederick Keppel (1845-1912) of F. Keppel & Co. for £5.15.0 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1340103) and one by Edmund F. Deprez (1851-1915) of Deprez & Gutekunst for £7.0.0 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1340102). Keppel sold his to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) and Deprez's purchase went to Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) and years later to Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971) who gave it to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) owned an impression that was sold through H. Wunderlich & Co. in 1898 and also bought by Freer (Graphic with a link to impression #K1340104). Freer bequeathed his impressions to the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC.