Whistler with the White Lock
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||118 x 80 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.172; M.169; W.142|
|Impressions taken from this plate (34)|
The copper plate has not been located; by coincidence, it is the same size as an earlier self-portrait, Portrait of Whistler 005.
The plate was probably acquired at Whistler's bankruptcy sale by the Fine Art Society, London, and published in an album of Cancelled Plates ('Cancelled Set') by the F.A.S. in 1879.
It was then acquired for £8.0.0. from Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840- d.1892) by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, in 1889 and 16 more impressions were printed. 9 It was then cancelled with deep widely-spaced crossed lines.
9: H. Wunderlich & Co. stock book for 1889, Archives of American Art (Washington DC).