|Size:||253 x 178 mm|
|No. of States:||1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (4)|
1: [1884/1886], GUW #08105; Hopkinson 1998[more].
It is more likely that Whistler had plans to make mezzotint reproductions after his oil portraits, such as Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother y101. A squared grid - 'the little frame and board with wires' - would have been required to ensure accuracy. In the event Whistler did not make any such copies, but a few years later Richard Josey (1840-1906) made mezzotints, 'UNDER THE IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION OF THE PAINTER', after Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother y101, Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle y137 and Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder y203. These were published by Graves & Co. in 1879-1880. 3
2: Whistler to W. C. Alexander, 1 February 1875, GUW #07565; Hopkinson 1998[more], p. 400.
3: Subscription form, 3 July 1878, GUW #13913.
4: Hopkinson 1998[more], p. 400.