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The Dog on the Kennel

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 19
Date: 1858
Medium: etching
Size: 72 x 91 mm
Signed: 'Whistler' at upper right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 20
Catalogues: K.18; M.18; T.20; W.8
Impressions taken from this plate  (20)


Two states are known.

State 1

Etching: K0180103
Signed 'Whistler' at upper right.
With dark, even, vertical and diagonal shading on the wall above the sleeping dog.

State 2

Etching: K0180105
Vertical and diagonal shading lines above the sleeping dog are reduced in strength, particularly on the upper part of the wall.
The lines look underinked, rather than 'reduced', in the area above the dog, but there are so many impressions with this appearance that it must represent a second state. It is also possible that the plate was damaged in that area.