Whistler Portrait No. 7 (Six Faces of Whistler)




Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), Whistler Portrait No. 7 (Six Faces of Whistler), drypoint, 1902-3, signed in pencil and inscribed “imp” bottom right margin. Reference: Morgan 237. Watermark: No. 1 in a diamond. The matrix in good condition, with very wide margins (defects in margins including folds, loss upper right, light mat stains, creases, other defects), 7 3/8 x 5 3/8, the sheet 16 x 10 inches.

A brilliant impression of this iconic print, with much drypoint burr.


A private collection (USA)

David Tunick, Inc., New York

Menpes, a Whistler a pupil and studio assistant in the 1880’s, made a series of eight studies of Whistler which were published in 1904 shortly after Whistler’s death.  In addition to the six portraits of Whistler in our impression, Menpes also depicts a portrait of his three year old daughter – Dorothy Whistler Menpes – in the upper right.