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Nude Posing

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
(1893.78)
Number: 125
Date: 1874/1875
Medium: drypoint
Size: 305 x 177 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 18
Catalogues: K.127; M.124
Impressions taken from this plate  (18)

PUBLICATION

It was published in an album of Cancelled Plates ('Cancelled Set') by The Fine Art Society, London, 1879.

EXHIBITIONS

No exhibitions are known.

SALES & COLLECTORS

Surviving impressions from the cancelled plate are often in the album as published in 1879. For instance, the British Museum bought an album in 1887 (), and Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought a set from Knoedler & Co. in 1893 (). Thomas Glen Arthur (1858-1907) also acquired a set in 1887 () which later went to Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Boston Public Library acquired a set (). Finally, a set acquired by J. Littauer, Munich was sold to the Hamburger Kunsthalle in 1896 ().
Prices were low but collectors and collections were keen to have the set of cancelled etchings, as a record of a substantial number of otherwise unrecorded etchings and drypoints. A number of copper plates and a set of impressions were probably acquired from the Fine Art Society by Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840- d.1892), auctioned in 1889 and bought by Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851) for 0.6.0. 4 Dunthorne exchanged these impressions for other works with Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958). She gave the plates and impressions to the University of Glasgow (see ). She acquired another set, trimmed the impressions and stuck them on the envelopes containing the copper plates (i.e. ).

4: Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1889 (lot 787 or 789).