The Embroidered Curtain
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||239 x 161 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at upper left|
|No. of States:||10|
|Impressions taken from this plate (27)|
17: Heijbroek 1997[more], p. 79.
18: ibid, p. 81.
19: Mansfield 1909[more] (cat. no. 411).
20: GUW #03989.
He may have aimed, in this case, at a print-run of two dozen or even thirty impressions. In one studio stock-taking twenty-two impressions were recorded. 23 He printed a further two impressions on 13 August 1890. 24
Sometimes Whistler used old Dutch paper for printing the Amsterdam etchings, which seems particularly appropriate. A late impression of The Embroidered Curtain, Amsterdam, for instance, is on 'Arms of Amsterdam' watermarked paper ().
21: 'A Chat With Mr Whistler', Pall Mall Budget, 13 March 1890 (GUL PC11/21).
23: [1890/1891], GUW #13236.
24: Heijbroek 1997[more], p. 91.