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Model Seated

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 104
Date: 1871/1873
Medium: drypoint
Size: 205 x 142 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.118; M.117; W.103
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)
Model Seated dates from 1871/1873. The butterfly signature is of a very early form, suggesting this date.

It may be the study listed as 'Seated Girl 1871' by Beatrice Whistler (1857-1896) but this is not certain and since this was written some 20 years later, in the 1890s, it cannot be relied on. 1

1: List, [1890/1892], GUW #12715.

Whistler signed and dated one impression 'Whistler - 73 -' in pencil on recto (). Although this may refer to the date of his signature, it confirms an early date for this drypoint.