|Size:||280 x 190 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.136; M.134; W.110|
|Impressions taken from this plate (18)|
'Swinburne' (1877, Whistler). 3
'Swinburne' (1886, Whistler). 4
'Swinburne' (1886, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 5
Possible alternative titles could include the whole name (Algernon Charles Swinburne) and/or his work- as in 'A.C. Swinburne, poet'. However, Whistler's original title is 'Swinburne' and that has been generally accepted as sufficient.
3: Whistler to C. A. Howell, 24 Nov.-8 Dec. , GUW #12742.
4: Written on .
5: Wedmore 1886 A[more] (cat. no. 110).
A.C. Swinburne, photograph,
A photograph by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company shows Swinburne about 1865. A painting by George Frederic Watts depicts him in 1867 and a caricature by Carlo Pellegrini (1839-1889), exagerates the effect he produced in 1874. 7 A cartoon by Beerbohm shows the Rossetti circle of the 1870s but was drawn much later: it includes the diminutive Swinburne at upper left and the equally little but less hairy Whistler below him.
6: Kennedy 1910[more] (cat. no. 136).
7: National Portrait Gallery website at http://www.npg.org.uk/; photo, NPG x24806; oil by G.F. Watts, NPG 1542; Vanity Fair, 21 November 1874 (NPG 2216).
Max Beerbohm, D.G. Rossetti in his Back Garden.
Whistler Collection, Glasgow University Library.