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Nude Posing

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 125
Date: 1874/1875
Medium: drypoint
Size: 305 x 177 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 18
Catalogues: K.127; M.124
Impressions taken from this plate  (18)


model, nude standing, woman standing.


Whistler's original title is not known; later titles are as follows:

'Nude Girl Posing' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 1
'Nude Figure Posing' (1910, Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932)). 2
'Nude Posing' (2010, Whistler Etchings Project).

'Nude Posing', the preferred title, is a simple variation on earlier titles. It is appropriate because the figure is a woman, not a girl.

1: Mansfield 1909[more] (cat. no. 124).

2: ; Kennedy 1910[more] (cat. no. 127).


A full-length figure of a nude woman, who stands facing front, but with the body turned toward the right. Her right hand rests on her hip, and there is possibly the suggestion of thin drapery at right.


The model has not been identified. The same model may appear in similar studies such as Nude Woman Standing, hand on hip 114.