Model Stooping

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 362
Date: 1887/1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 135 x 97 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.342; M.340
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)


Nude Model Stooping was not published.


It is very rare and has rarely been exhibited. It was first shown by the print dealers, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, in 1898. 8

After Whistler's death an impression was shown in the comprehensive show at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904, and Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934) lent one to the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905. 9

8: New York 1898 (cat. no. 284).

9: New York 1904a (cat. no. 329); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 303).


Whistler sold an impression of 'Stooping Figure', which may have been this etching, in February 1888 to the London print dealer Thomas M. McLean (b. ca 1832) for £5.5.0. 10 Another impression of the 'Stooping Figure' was noted as in Whistler's studio in 1890/1891. 11 He sold one in September 1897 to H. Wunderlich & Co. of New York for £3.3.0, and another, described as 'Nude figure stooping' in 1900 at the same price. 12

The only known collectors are John Caldwell (fl. 1887-1907) (Graphic with a link to impression #K3420101) and Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) (Graphic with a link to impression #K3420202) who may well have bought them from Wunderlich's.

10: [11?] February 1888, GUW #13018.

11: Whistler, list, [1890/1891], GUW #13236.

12: Wunderlich's. to Whistler, GUW #07287; 6 April 1900, #07322.