|Size:||279 x 152 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (18)|
The copper plate is similar in size to Shipbuilder's Yard, Liverpool 142. Both have the maker's oval stamp, 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.'
The copper plate was cancelled with zig-zag lines over the figure and diagonal shading over the face. It 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 in exchange for lithographs from Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958). 4 The plate was given by Miss Philip to the University of Glasgow in 1935.
4: Note by R. Birnie Philip, inserted in the album, Hunterian Art Gallery.