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Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 461
Date: 1891/1892
Medium: unbitten; drawn with an etching needle through ground that has been removed
Size: 102 x 67 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 12
Catalogues: K.-; M.-; T.-; W.-
Impressions taken from this plate  (12)


man standing, portrait, reading.


Two titles are recorded, as follows:

'Mallarmé' (1887/1888, Whistler). 3
'Mallarmé standing' (1935/1976, Hunterian Art Gallery). 4

Whistler's title 'Mallarmé' is preferred.

3: Written on the envelope containing the plate, Hunterian Art Gallery.

4: Collection records, Hunterian Art Gallery.


A three-quarter length study of a man with a beard, standing turned to the right, with head bent, and reading a journal.


Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898); the drypoint may have been intended as a possible frontispiece for Vers et Prose . 5 Mallarmé posed to Whistler for Stéphane Mallarmé 462, and for two lithographs, Stéphane Mallarmé, No. 2 c059 and Stéphane Mallarmé c060.

5: Glasgow 1973 (cat. nos. 5-6).