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Little Nude Figure

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 330
Date: 1887/1888
Medium: etching
Size: 84 x 50 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.340; M.339
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)


Little Nude Figure was not published.


Few exhibitions are known. An impression was lent by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) to the exhibition organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (). 7

7: Chicago 1900 (cat. no. 243); see REFERENCES: EXHIBITIONS.

Impressions were also shown in the Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death; Freer's impression was shown in the comprehensive Grolier Club show in New York in 1904, and another was seen in London in 1905, being lent by Herbert Charles Jerome Pollitt (1871-1942). 8

8: New York 1904a (cat. no. 337); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 376).


Whistler sold an impression on 3 May 1888 to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) though H. Wunderlich & Co. of New York for 8.8.0 (). 9 Wunderlich's also handled another impression, which was given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971) to the National Gallery of Art (). A third impression, passing through the collections of John L. Cadwalader (1837-1914) and Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), was acquired by the Library of Congress (). Thus three of the four known impressions ended up in Washington DC, leaving only one, which was in Whistler's estate, to be bequeathed by his executrix, Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), to the University of Glasgow ().

9: Wunderlich's to Whistler, GUW #07158.