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)
Agnes dates from between 1875 and 1878. It may date from the same time as The Scotch Widow [147] and The Boy (Charlie Hanson) [145]. At that date the sitter, Bridget Agnes Hiffernan (1844/1845-after 1919), and her sister, Joanna Hiffernan (b. ca 1843), appear to have been in close touch with Whistler and concerned in the upbringing of Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), who is The Boy.