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Two studies of women

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 271
Date: 1886/1887
Medium: drypoint
Size: 123 x 81 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.120; M.127
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)
Two studies of women dates from 1886 or 1887. The copper plate was close in size to The Village Sweet Shop [266], which dates from 1886, while the technique and subject can be compared with such portraits as The Little Hat [366], suggesting a date of 1887.
Although the drypoint was grouped by Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932) and Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) with drypoints dating from about 1873 or 1874, the technique is quite different from Whistler's earlier work. 1

1: Mansfield 1909 (cat. no. 127); Kennedy 1910 (cat. no. 120).