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The Dray Horse

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 292
Date: 1887
Medium: etching
Size: 84 x 52 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.247; M.436
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


 The plate for The Dray Horse was executed in pure etching. Many small dots across the image indicate that there was considerable foul biting.


Very few impressions have been located although records suggest that at least five were printed and sold by Whistler. Two of these are in black ink, one on tan and the other on cream laid paper, which give it a warm overall tone (, ).