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Black Eagle

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 439
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 65 x 45 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.312; M.307
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)
Etching: PK312_01
Recto, above; verso, below:
Etching: PK312_02
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' The plate is close in size to an unfinished plate, possibly started at the same time (Sketches including a head and a hat 440).
It was cancelled with irregular crossed diagonal lines. The 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.