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Greenwich Pensioner

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 40
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 99 x 136 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right
Inscribed: 'Greenwich - 1859.' at lower right
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 34
Catalogues: K.34; M.33; T.15; W.32
Impressions taken from this plate  (34)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K0340304
Signed 'Whistler.' and inscribed 'Greenwich - 1859.' at lower right.

State 2

Etching: K0340202
Horizontal lines are added at the extreme top; the outline of the right arm and hand is heavier.
In most impressions, including the one reproduced, there are a lot of small specks of foul biting.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: K0340312
Cancelled with zigzag lines across the figure.