The Silk Dress
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||209 x 134 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||2|
|Impressions taken from this plate (18)|
It was published in an album of Cancelled Plates ('Cancelled Set') by The Fine Art Society, London, 1879.
The Silk Dress was not exhibited in Whistler's lifetime. One impression was lent by John Charles Sigismund Day (1826-1908) to the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905. 5
5: London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 382).
SALES & COLLECTORS
George Aloysius Lucas (1824-1909) bought a cancelled set, now in Baltimore Museum of Art (); the British Museum bought a set in 1887 and the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, bought a set from J. Littauer (fl. 1896), Munich, in 1896 (). Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) owned two cancelled impressions, (), one which was stuck on the envelope containing the copper plate, and another (), both of which she gave to the University of Glasgow.