|Medium:||drypoint and open bite|
|Size:||236 x 160 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left (3-final)|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||7|
|Catalogues:||K.141; M.139; W.117|
|Impressions taken from this plate (26)|
'The piano' (1870s, Whistler). 2
'Girl at the piano - Miss Greaves' (1875, Whistler). 3
'The Piano' (1886, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 4
'At the Piano // Tilly Greaves' (1890/1892, Beatrice Whistler (1857-1896)). 5
'The Piano' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 6
'The Piano' is Whistler's original title and that generally accepted by later cataloguers.
Whistler made two drawings of her as studies for this drypoint, both of which are known as At the Piano. One was inscribed on the verso, 'This drawing by J. McN. Whistler was done in chalk as a study for the drypoint 'The Piano' / Ernest G. Brown' (that is, Ernest George Brown (1853/1854-1915) of the Fine Art Society). 8 The other drawing is now in the Art Institute of Chicago. 9
7: Whistler to W. C. Alexander, [March/April 1875], GUW #07573.
8: At the piano m0538 (private collection).
9: At the piano m0539.