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Nude Reclining

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 126
Date: 1874
Medium: drypoint
Size: 216 x 139 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.126; M.123; W.113
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


Nude Reclining was not published, though it may have been considered for publication in the 'Cancelled Set.'.


The only known exhibition was after Whistler's death, in the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905. 8

8: London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 113).


Two proofs of the drypoint were acquired by Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938). They were sold in 1903 through Messrs Obach & Co., to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919). Menpes met Whistler about 1880; he had an extensive and important collection of etchings and drypoints that date from the 1870s on, however, it is not known where and how he obtained them.