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Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 60
Date: 1859
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 153 x 230 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower left
Inscribed: '1859.' at lower left
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 27
Catalogues: K.59; M.59; T.27; W.56
Impressions taken from this plate  (27)
Etching: PK059_01
The copper plate bears the maker's stamp of 'HUGHES & KIMBER / MANUFACTURERS/ RED LION SQUARE / FLEET STREET / LONDON'. The same stamp appears on three London plates of 1859 of the same size, Thames Police 053, Stevens' Boat Yard 056 and Black Lion Wharf 054 and several portraits, all of 1859-1860 including Fumette's Bent Head 058. 10

The copper plate was steel-faced but not cancelled.
The plate was acquired by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) in 1906. It is now in the Freer Gallery of Art. 11

10: Z. Astruc, Editor of 'L'Artiste' 036, Whistler with a hat 044, Fumette's Bent Head 058, Arthur Haden 066, Mr Mann 073, Axenfeld 068 and Riault (The Wood Engraver) 069.

11: Acc. No. 1906.217.