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|Size:||214 x 139 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||8|
|Catalogues:||K.109; M.108; T.78; W.95|
|Impressions taken from this plate (30)|
The drypoint may have been among recent etchings by Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910), Charles Jacque (1813-1894), Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902), and others, exhibited by C. Silva White at his West George Street Galleries in Glasgow in 1881. A review in the Glasgow Herald refers to 'Miss Leyland's portrait' as follows:
15: 'Exhibition of Etchings', Glasgow Herald, 1 June 1881.
Impressions were for sale in several exhibitions, particularly at H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York in 1898 () and (twice) in 1903 (, ) 18 and also at F. Keppel & Co. in New York in 1904. The latter came from the collection of Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938).
SALES & COLLECTORS
At auction in 1892, an impression from the important collection of the late Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d.1891) was bought by a print dealer, Edmund F. Deprez (1851-1915) of Deprez & Gutekunst for only £3.3.0. 21
Early collectors included Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), who probably bought it in 1873 (); William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916) (); James Guthrie Orchar (1825-1888) (); Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), and later Judson S. Dutcher (b. ca 1863) and Clarence Buckingham (1855-1913) (, ); James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910) and Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) (); and Freer also bought a later state ().
22: Sotheby's, 13 December 1889 (lot 787 or 789).