Tillie: A Model
|Size:||235 x 160 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left|
|No. of States:||5|
|Catalogues:||K.117; M.116; W.102|
|Impressions taken from this plate (6)|
Tillie: A Model was never published. It may have been considered for publication in the Cancelled Set by the Fine Art Society in 1879 (), but was not included in the final album.
Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) lent an impression of the first state to the Union League Club in New York in 1881 (). 10 Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) bought another first state from the collection of James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), at auction on 30 June 1876 (), and this was exhibited by H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York in 1898 and sold to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919). Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) lent an impression to the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 () and to the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in Boston in 1904. 11
Two impressions were also shown at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904, and another one was lent by John Charles Sigismund Day (1826-1908) to the Whistler Memorial show in London in 1905. 12
SALES & COLLECTORS
Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) owned a second state, which was signed by Whistler in 1873 (). James Anderson Rose (1819-1890) had a first state, which was sold at auction on 30 June 1876 and bought by Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) (); his collection went to H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York in 1898, when this proof was bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919). Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) owned at least one impression (). Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938) owned a unique impression worked over in ink washes, which was bought from Obach & Co. by Freer in 1904 ().