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Binding the Hair

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
(1927.5984)
Number: 334
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 133 x 95 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.344; M.342
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)

PUBLICATION

Binding the Hair was not published.

EXHIBITIONS

Being very rare it was rarely exhibited. It was first exhibited by the print dealers H. Wunderlich & Co., New York in 1898, and again in 1903. 5

Impressions were also shown after Whistler's death, at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904 and at the Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905. 6

5: New York 1898 (cat. no. 286); New York 1903b (cat. no. 220)

6: New York 1904a (cat. no. 331); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 305).

SALES & COLLECTORS

Whistler sold impressions to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, for 3.3.0 in September 1897 and in 1900. 7 One of these was bought by Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935) or Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937) (). 8 The other might have been bought by Charles Deering (1852-1927) () or John Caldwell (fl. 1887-1907) () - the latter having also been owned at some time by Whittemore. Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought an impression from Obach & Co. in London in 1904 ().

7: Wunderlich's to Whistler, GUW #07287; 6 April 1900, #07322.

8: Wunderlich stock no. a 44552.