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Fumette, Standing

Impression: New York Public Library
New York Public Library
Number: 59
Date: 1859
Medium: drypoint
Size: 350 x 221 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right (2)
Inscribed: '1859.' at lower right (2)
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 7
Catalogues: K.56; M.56; T.61; W.50
Impressions taken from this plate  (7)


It is entirely drypoint, drawn with bold lines and curves on the dress, fine shading on the dress and very light strokes indicating her features and hair.


All known impressions are printed in black ink. Impressions of the first state are printed on fibrous thin Japan paper () and ivory Asian laid paper (). The three known impressions of the second state are printed with rich burr on the lines, one on cream Japanese 'laid' paper (), and another on off-white heavy-weight, lustrous Japan (). An impression from the cancelled plate is on cream wove paper ().