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The Guitar Player (M.W. Ridley)

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 124
Date: 1874/1875
Medium: drypoint
Size: 279 x 179 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 7
Known impressions: 11
Catalogues: K.140; M.138; W.122
Impressions taken from this plate  (11)
The Guitar Player (M. W. Ridley) dates from 1874 or 1875. It is dated from the technique and the butterfly signature. In addition, Whistler wrote '1875' on one impression (Graphic with a link to impression #K1400103) - but this may have been when he sold it rather than the date of the drypoint.
Other portraits of this date include The Boy (Charlie Hanson) [145], Agnes [146], The Scotch Widow [147], The Silk Dress [151] and Girl Standing [152].