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Whistler with the White Lock

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
(1891.15)
Number: 162
Date: 1876/1879
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 118 x 80 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 34
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).