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The Dyer

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 192
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 306 x 240 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 10
Known impressions: 18
Catalogues: K.219; M.216; W.189
Impressions taken from this plate  (18)
Etching: PK219_01
The copper plate is close in size to The Traghetto 233 and The Garden 194, though slightly smaller. The verso is distinguished by small flakes of copper, and the plate was probably made for Whistler in Venice. 5

5: Getscher 1970[more].

The copper plate was in Whistler's studio at his death and was bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who gave it to the University of Glasgow in 1935. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line.