plate: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 in. (13 x 9.8 cm)
sheet: 8 1/8 x 5 1/16 in. (20.6 x 12.8 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Not on view
Percy Thomas's print is based on a Whistler self-portrait, "Arrangement in Grey: Portrait of the Painter," ca. 1872 (Detroit Institute of Arts). The print was created as a frontispiece for the first catalogue of Whister's etchings, published in London in 1874 by the etcher's brother, Ralph Thomas. Wearing a smock and wide brimmed hat, the subject holds two brushes and is identified by his butterfly mark perched on the edge of the dado behind his shoulder.
Inscription: signed in plate, lower left center: "Percy Thomas 1874" signed in graphite below image at right: "Percy Thomas" in graphite along lower edge of sheet: "Percy Thomas' Portrait of Whistler, signed proof"
Harris Brisbane Dick (American, 1855–1916); Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust