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Lady standing

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 170
Date: 1876/1884
Medium: mezzotint
Size: 272 x 150 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)


Lady standing is one of Whistler's three known mezzotints (see The Model 248, Trafalgar Square 249). 9

9: Hopkinson 1998[more].


The only impressions known were printed after Whistler's death. They were printed in 1931 at the request of Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) by Nathaniel Sparks (1880-1956), who wrote 'It was purely an experimental plate & possessed great character & charm. I took two proofs of this plate on his own plate paper - ' 10 These two impressions were printed in warm black ink on wove paper. The result is very dark indeed and the attempt to print from the plate was abandoned.

10: Martin Hopkinson, 'Nathaniel Spark's Printing of Whistler's Etchings', Print Quarterly, 1999, Vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 340, 349.