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A Man Reading

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 107
Date: 1873/1877
Medium: drypoint
Size: 280 x 190 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 18
Catalogues: K.137; M.136
Impressions taken from this plate  (18)
Etching: PK137_01
The copper plate has no maker's mark and is the same size and date as Swinburne 108, and close in size to Wapping - The Pool 180, which dates from the later 1870s.
The plate was cancelled with crossed diagonal lines. The cancelled copper plate was probably among plates bought at Whistler's bankruptcy sale by the Fine Art Society, London. It was published in the set of Cancelled Plates by the Fine Art Society in 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). 3 The plate was given by Miss Philip to the University of Glasgow in 1935.

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