|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||227 x 151 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' at lower right|
|Inscribed:||'1859.' at lower right|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.51; M.51; T.30; W.30|
|Impressions taken from this plate (69)|
It was also for sale in print dealers' exhibitions, by H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York (1898 and 1903), Obach & Co. in London (1904) and at F. Keppel & Co., again in New York, in 1904. 12 Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought impression of the first and second state from the 1898 Wunderlich show (, ).
Impressions were shown in the Memorial exhibitions after Whistler's death. In 1904, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) lent to the Boston show, and Freer's two impressions were shown at the Grolier Club in New York. Impressions were also shown in Paris and London in 1905, the latter being lent from the Royal Collection. 13
SALES & COLLECTORS
An impression from the collection of George William Reid (1819-1887) was sold at auction in 1890 and was bought by F. Daniell, for £2.2.0. Two years later two 'trial proof[s], with two light sketches of heads' from the important collection of the late Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d.1891) were bought by Edmund F. Deprez (1851-1915) of Deprez & Gutekunst for £6.12.6 and £2.4.0 respectively. These were the highest prices recorded for this etching. 16 Hutchinson's second state then went to the Royal Collection and was sold in 1906 through Agnew's and Wunderlich's to Clarence Buckingham (1855-1913), eventually going to the Art Institute of Chicago ().
Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) owned impressions of both states that were bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) from H. Wunderlich & Co. in 1898 (, ). Freer already had another, basically very similar, impression of the second state, bought from Wunderlich's in 1890 ().
On 6 July 1901 the dealer Ernst Arnold sold an impression to the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin for 120 M. (). One was acquired in 1903 by the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (). Another, acquired by the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, in 1904, was destroyed in fire following a bombing raid forty years later ().
14: B.M. Register of Purchases ... 1872.
15: E.D. Wallace, 'The Fine Arts Abroad', Forney's Weekly Press, Philadelphia, 1 April 1876 in GUL PC1/75.
16: Sotheby's, 26 February 1890 (lot 478); Sotheby's, 3 March 1892 (lots 77, 78); see also Christie's, 17-20 and 22 February 1897 (lot 52).