A Lady at a Window
|Size:||235 x 160 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right (3-final)|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||4|
|Impressions taken from this plate (19)|
'A Lady at a Window' (1886, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 1
'Lady at Window' (1890/1892, Beatrice Whistler (1857-1896)). 2
'Lady at a Window' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 3
The title 'A Lady at a Window', originating with Wedmore, is the generally accepted title.
Richard Josey, mezzotint after Whistler's Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder y203, 1880.
Whistler Collection, Special Collections, Glasgow University Library.
Lochnan suggests that Whistler was making repeated but not very satisfactory attempts 'to translate into etching the two-dimensional figure type found in Japanese prints' and cites this drypoint as one of the more successful attempts. 7
5: Hind, A.M., A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings ..., London, 1923 (cat. no. 228); White, C., Boon, K.G., Rembrandt's Etchings: An Illustrated Critical Catalogue, Amsterdam, 1969 (cat. no. 285; e.g.British Museum 1868,0822.699 at http://www.britishmuseum.org
6: Our thanks to Martin Hopkinson for this useful suggestion.
7: Lochnan 1984[more], p. 165.