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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)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Impression: K0880103
Signed 'Whistler.' at upper right, and, faintly, 'Whistler' in the upper right corner.

State 2

Impression: K0880202
The faint signature at upper right has been erased; curving lines are added in drypoint on the right arm at the top of the sleeve and at the lower edge, and zigzag lines below the elbow.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: PS_K088_01 (plate)
Cancelled with vigorous diagonal lines all over the figure and musical instruments.

No impression from the cancelled plate is known. This is a digital image based on the copper plate. 4

4: A scan of the copper plate was flipped horizontally, converted to greyscale, and colour inverted, with enhanced contrast.