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The Storm

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
(1898.323)
Number: 81
Date: 1861
Medium: drypoint
Size: 156 x 286 mm
Signed: 'Whistler.' at lower right
Inscribed: '1861.' at lower right
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 36
Catalogues: K.81; M.83; T.74; W.77
Impressions taken from this plate  (36)
The copper plate has not been located - it was 156 x 286 mm, which is close, but not exactly the same size as the plate for The Camp 080 (288 x 159 mm).
The plate was cancelled with lines crossing the lines indicating the rain. It was then probably acquired at Whistler's bankruptcy sale by the Fine Art Society. It was published in an album of Cancelled Plates ('Cancelled Set') by The Fine Art Society, London, 1879.
In 1889, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York acquired the plate for 8.0.0 from Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840- d.1892) and re-issued the print in an edition of fifteen. 8 The plate was either restored, or printed with care so that the cancellation marks appeared only faintly ().

8: H. Wunderlich & Co. stock book for 1889, Archives of American Art (Washington DC).