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Nude Posing

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
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)
Etching: PK127_01
The copper plate has the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It was the same size as Sir Garnet Wolseley 177 (which dates from 1877) and close in size to F. R. Leyland 121 and Portrait sketches including F.R. Leyland and Whistler 122.
It was cancelled with horizontal and diagonal lines across the figure. The cancelled copper plate was probably among plates bought at Whistler's bankruptcy sale by the Fine Art Society, London. It was published in an album of Cancelled Plates ('Cancelled Set') by The Fine Art Society, London, 1879.
The copper plate was probably among those acquired from Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), 'in exchange for a number of lithographic proofs'. 3 The plate was given by Miss Birnie Philip to the University of Glasgow in 1935.

3: Note by R. Birnie Philip, inserted in the album, Hunterian Art Gallery.