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Ross Winans

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 72
Date: 1860
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 253 x 203 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at upper right (1-final); 'Whistler' in upper right corner (1); corner signature erased (2)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 8
Catalogues: K.88; M.88; T.67; W.76
Impressions taken from this plate  (8)
Etching: PK088_01 (plate)
The copper plate bears the maker's rectangular stamp: 'HUGHES AND KIMBER / MANUFACTURERS / RED LION PASSAGE / FLEET STREET / LONDON'. This was Whistler's favourite supplier, but no other plate is of this size. The plate was cancelled with diagonal lines over the image.
It may have been among cancelled plates sold at the time of Whistler's bankruptcy, and later retrieved from Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851) by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958). It was given to the University of Glasgow by Miss Philip in 1935.