The Little Forge, Liverpool
|Size:||228 x 152 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left (8); removed (9); butterfly at lower left (10-final)|
|No. of States:||16|
|Catalogues:||K.147; M.145; W.115|
|Impressions taken from this plate (19)|
The copper plate has no maker's mark. It was the same or close in size to some earlier plates (Bibi Valentin , Bibi Lalouette , Soupe à trois sous  and Landscape with Fisherman , Jo ) as well as to plates dating from the 1870s including Speke Hall: The Avenue , Nude Woman Standing, hand on hip , Irving as Philip of Spain, No. 1 , and Greenhithe .
It may have been among cancelled plates sold at the time of Whistler's bankruptcy, and bought by the Fine Art Society, or acquired by Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851) and exchanged for lithographs with the artist's sister-in-law, Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958).
The plate was given by Miss Philip to the University of Glasgow in 1935. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line.