The Little Velvet Dress
|Size:||166 x 122 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||3|
|Catalogues:||K.106; M.106; W.92|
|Impressions taken from this plate (27)|
The copper plate was a different size from other copper plates around this date. It was cancelled with widely spaced diagonal lines across the figure.
The cancelled copper plate was probably among plates bought at Whistler's bankruptcy sale by the Fine Art Society, London. It was published in an album of Cancelled Plates ('Cancelled Set') by The Fine Art Society, London, 1879.
The copper plate was probably among those acquired from Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), in exchange for 'lithographic proofs'. 7 The plate was later given by Miss Philip to the University of Glasgow.
7: Note by R. Birnie Philip, inserted in the album, Hunterian Art Gallery.