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Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 30
Date: 1858/1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 135 x 99 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right
Inscribed: ' "Seymour" ' at lower left (2-final)
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 29
Catalogues: K.31; M.32; T.17; W.23
Impressions taken from this plate  (29)


This was done in both etching and drypoint. Kennedy mentions that his example of the third state 'is partly drawn upon.' 11 This has not been located.

11: Kennedy 1910[more] (cat. no. 31).


Over two dozen impressions, mostly of the second state, are in public collections.
Most impressions are printed in black or warm black ink on laid paper; for instance, a first state () and second state () with a few in brown ink (, , ). A very fine impression, notable for its strong contrasts and the subtlety of the fine lines, is in black ink on ivory watermarked laid paper (). Another good impression in black ink is on Japanese paper () while the artist retained an interesting impression in black on buff medium-weight fibrous wove paper ().