|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||229 x 175 mm|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.-; M.-; T.-; W.-|
|Impressions taken from this plate (2)|
'Stèphane Mallarmé' (1903/1935, possibly Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958)). 3
The title 'Stèphane Mallarmé' is correct, since it is a portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898).
3: Envelope containing copper plate, Hunterian Art Gallery.
4: S. Mallarmé, Les miens. I. Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Brussels: Lacomblez, 1892; GUL Sp Coll Whistler 85.
Stéphane Mallarmé, No. 2 c059.
5: Spink 1998[more], pp. 205-07, cat. nos. 59-60.
Stéphane Mallarmé c060.
This was then reproduced as the frontispiece for Vers et prose in 1893. 6 Mallarmé was delighted with Whistler's lithographic portrait, writing, 'This portrait is a marvel, the best thing that has ever been done of me, and I am delighted with it.' 7
Whistler later wrote of the lithograph, 'It is very beautiful - and as a portrait of the poet extraordinary'. 8
6: S. Mallarmé, Vers et prose; morceaux choisis, Paris: Perrin, 1893.
7: Mallarmé to Whistler, [5 November 1892], GUW #03857; Barbier 1964[more], p. 188, no. cvii.
8: Whistler to T. Way, [15 October 1894], GUW #03388.
9: Gabriel Mourey, Poemes et ballades de A. C. Swinburne, Paris, 1891, pp. 166-67.