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Stéphane Mallarmé

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 462
Date: 1891/1892
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 229 x 175 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.-; M.-; T.-; W.-
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


It is a drypoint, tentatively drawn with broken lines and a little diagonal shading. Whistler seems to have rubbed down the copper plate, and did not complete the portrait.


Only two proofs appear to have been printed (, ). One impression is in dark brown ink on light grey medium-weight 'antique' (pre-1800) laid paper (), the other in black ink on ivory, Pro Patria watermarked, laid paper (). Neither are trimmed or signed. It is not absolutely certain that the plate was printed by Whistler.