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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 probably dates from late 1887 or early 1888. It is close in size to a number of etchings including The Fan [375] and Baby Pettigrew [374], which date from 1887 and several from 1888 including Three studies of women's heads [400]. The butterfly signature is consistent with these dates.
Whistler sold an impression of what he called 'Stooping Figure'- probably this etching - in February 1888 to Thomas M. McLean (b. ca 1832). 1

1: [11] February 1888, GUW #13018.