The Boy (Charlie Hanson)

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 145
Date: 1875/1876
Medium: drypoint
Size: 226 x 150 mm
Signed: butterfly at left (2-final)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 8
Known impressions: 12
Catalogues: K.135; M.133; W.109
Impressions taken from this plate  (12)
The Boy (Charlie Hanson) dates from either 1875 or 1876.
It is dated from the technique and from the age of the sitter, Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), who appears to be about five or six years old. The butterfly signature is consistent with this date.
Portraits of this period include Sketches of Heads [138], The Silk Dress [151], Girl Standing [152], Girl Lying Down [128], Agnes [146], The Piano [144], Irving as Philip of Spain, No. 1 [158], Whistler with the White Lock [162], and Maud, Standing [169].