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Z. Astruc, Editor of 'L'Artiste'

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 36
Date: 1859
Medium: drypoint
Size: 230 x 154 mm
Signed: 'Whistler - ' at lower left
Inscribed: '1859.' at lower left
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 21
Catalogues: K.53; M.53; T.66; W.49
Impressions taken from this plate  (21)


Three states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K0530101
Signed and inscribed 'Whistler - 1859.' at lower left.
The composition is complete. Faint lettering reading 'Lamont' (thrice) and small faint figures, not by Whistler, are visible near the lower edge.

State 2

Etching: K0530204
Drypoint lines reinforce and extend the shadows in the background on both sides of the head, and on his jacket over the shoulder at right; the figures and writing at the bottom are partly covered with burnishing.

State 3

Etching: K0530202
The figures and writing at the bottom have been removed, though in some impressions the burnishing is still apparent (i.e. ).

State 3 (cancelled)

Etching: K0530301
Cancelled with diagonal lines over the face.