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Nude Woman Standing

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 332
Date: 1887
Medium: drypoint
Size: 214 x 125 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.123; M.346
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


model, nude, woman standing.


Whistler's original title is not known. It has been known by the following titles:

'Slightly indicated sketch of a nude woman standing' (1902, Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932)). 2
'Nude Figure, Standing' (1904, Grolier Club). 3
'Nude' (1905, ISSPG). 4
'Nude Woman Standing' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 5

There are problems in distinguishing the several small studies of standing nudes, such as Nude Girl with Arms Raised 115, Nude Posing 125, Nude Woman Standing, hand on hip 114 and Little Nude Figure 330. However, 'Nude Woman Standing', as suggested by Mansfield, has become accepted as a clear descriptive title for this drypoint.

2: Kennedy 1902[more] (cat. no. 372).

3: New York 1904a (cat. no. 109).

4: London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 372).

5: Mansfield 1909[more] (cat. no. 346).


The figure of a nude woman, turned slightly toward the left, with her arms hanging by her side. Below the knees the legs are merely suggested, and there is some shading on each side.


The model has not been identified.