|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||135 x 97 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left|
|No. of States:||2|
|Impressions taken from this plate (1)|
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It is close in size to other figure studies (The Fan , Baby Pettigrew , Model Stooping ), as well as other works dating from 1887 (i.e. The Landing Stage, Cowes , Doorway, Sandwich , Bird Shop - Seven Dials ), and from 1888 (Beatrice Whistler painting from a window, Bourges , Three studies of women's heads ).
The plate was in Whistler's studio at his death and was bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who gave it to the University of Glasgow in 1935. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line across the upper right corner.