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Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 7
Date: 1857/1858
Medium: etching
Size: 119 x 81 mm
Signed: 'J.W' at lower left (1-2); 'Whistler' lower right (2); both removed (3); 'Whistler' lower left (4-final)
Inscribed: 'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.' at lower right (4-final); 'Annie' at bottom (6-final)
Set/Publication: 'French Set', 1858
No. of States: 7
Known impressions: 55
Catalogues: K.10; M.8; T.10; W.15
Impressions taken from this plate  (55)


child, clothing, dress, girl, portrait.


It has mostly been called 'Annie' by Whistler and cataloguers alike:

'Annie' (1858, Whistler). 1
'Annie' (1858, Whistler). 2
'Annie Haden' (1870s, Whistler). 3
'Annie' (1874, Ralph Thomas, Jr (1840-1876)). 4

'Annie' is the preferred title, avoiding confusion with other portraits such as Annie Haden with Books 006, Annie, Seated 032 and Annie Haden 067.

1: Etched on the copper plate.

2: Douze eaux-fortes d'après Nature.

3: Written on .

4: Thomas 1874[more] (cat. no. 10).


A young girl with wavy hair parted at the right and falling down her back stands turned toward the left, in three-quarter view, looking towards the artist. She is wearing a dark dress with a broad ruffle on the bodice, and full sleeves with a short shoulder cap. She has an apron over her short, full skirt. Only her left arm is visible, at right, holding up the skirt of her frock, so that her petticoat is just visible. She is wearing stockings and flat shoes. She is lit from the right and casts a faint shadow to the left. No background is shown.


Whistler wrote 'Annie Haden - ' on one impression (). Her name, 'Annie' was etched on the plate in the final state, after publication in the 'French Set', and possibly to complement the portrait of her brother, Seymour 030, which also has the name added.
Annie Harriet Haden (1848-1937) was the model for Annie Haden with Books 006, Annie, Seated 032 and Annie Haden 067, and for two paintings, At the Piano y024 and Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room y034, which is illustrated below.
Etching: c_K030_01
Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room y034, oil, 1860/1861,
Freer Gallery of Art.