Nursemaid and Child
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||99 x 134 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower left|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.37; M.36; T.21; W.34|
|Impressions taken from this plate (35)|
Two states are known.
Signed 'Whistler' at lower left.
The composition is complete. The woman's nose is straight, and she is frowning.
Some impressions are more fully inked, which obscures and enriches the lines, as in the example below.
The woman's face and hair are redrawn; her nose is retroussť and her mouth is slightly smiling; her hair is combed back and straggling hairs fall over her temple and cheek; the dress is darkened and the stripes shaded with crossed lines; the child's hair is slightly reinforced in drypoint.