|Size:||229 x 154 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' (2-final) at lower left|
|Inscribed:||'1869' at lower left (2-3); changed to '1859' (4)|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.61; M.61; T.59; W.47|
|Impressions taken from this plate (31)|
In 1872 an exhibition at the opening of the Guildhall Library and Museum of engraved portraits from the collection of James Anderson Rose (1819-1890) included portraits by Whistler, described as 'Nine portraits etched in copper - very rare - plates destroyed'. 8 Candidates for these nine portraits include Auguste Delātre, Printer 028, Whistler with a hat 044, C. L. Drouet, Sculptor 035, Finette 061, Z. Astruc, Editor of 'L'Artiste' 036, Arthur Haden 066, Mr Mann 073, Riault (The Wood Engraver) 069 and Axenfeld 068. Other possibilities include Greenwich Pensioner 040, Bibi Valentin 034, Bibi Lalouette 033 and Fumette standing 059.
7: Z. Astruc, Editor of 'L'Artiste' 036, Whistler with a hat 044, Fumette's Bent Head 058, Venus 060, Mr Mann 073, Axenfeld 068 and Riault (The Wood Engraver) 069.
8: Cat. nos. 960-68.
The plate was bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) in 1890. It was bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art in 1919.