The Glasgow Online Catalogue mentions eleven known impressions of this plate. The sitter is unknown.
Katherine Lochnan dated the plate 1873, a year earlier than the Glasgow Online Catalogue. Whenever it was executed, the cross influences with Tissot, who had moved to London in 1871, are obvious.
Sir W.R. Drake (1817-1890), Lugt 2743; among a “belles series d’œuvres de Whistler” (quote from Lugt) from Drake’s estate sold at
Christies 8-9 March 1892, lot 308 (£3.5.0); possibly to
Percy Thomas (1846-1922);
John P. Elton, Waterbury, CT;
Kennedy 113, third state of three;
Glasgow 131, fourth state of four, the finished plate,
prior to cancellation