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Nude Woman Standing, hand on hip

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 114
Date: 1873/1878
Medium: drypoint
Size: 228 x 153 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 18
Catalogues: K.128; M.125
Impressions taken from this plate  (18)
Etching: PK128_01
The copper plate bears the maker's rectangular stamp: 'HUGHES AND KIMBER / MANUFACTURERS / RED LION PASSAGE / FLEET STREET / LONDON'. It is close in size to a number of other plates, mostly made by Hughes & Kimber, including figure subjects such as Mrs Leyland, Sr. 123, Maud, Standing 169, and Irving as Philip of Spain, No. 2 159, and landscapes such as Speke Hall: The Avenue 101 and Price's Candle Factory 166.
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'. 2 She gave it to the University of Glasgow in 1935.

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