Little Nude Figure

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 330
Date: 1887/1888
Medium: etching
Size: 84 x 50 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.340; M.339
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)


Little Nude Figure was not published.


Few exhibitions are known. An impression was lent by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) to the exhibition organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (Graphic with a link to impression #K3400102). 7

7: Chicago 1900 (cat. no. 243); see REFERENCES: EXHIBITIONS.

Impressions were also shown in the Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death; Freer's impression was shown in the comprehensive Grolier Club show in New York in 1904, and another was seen in London in 1905, being lent by Herbert Charles Jerome Pollitt (1871-1942). 8

8: New York 1904a (cat. no. 337); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 376).


Whistler sold an impression on 3 May 1888 to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) though H. Wunderlich & Co. of New York for £8.8.0 (Graphic with a link to impression #K3400102). 9 Wunderlich's also handled another impression, which was given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971) to the National Gallery of Art (Graphic with a link to impression #K3400104). A third impression, passing through the collections of John L. Cadwalader (1837-1914) and Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), was acquired by the Library of Congress (Graphic with a link to impression #K3400105). Thus three of the four known impressions ended up in Washington DC, leaving only one, which was in Whistler's estate, to be bequeathed by his executrix, Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), to the University of Glasgow (Graphic with a link to impression #K3400103).

9: Wunderlich's to Whistler, GUW #07158.