Inscriptions: l.l. at edge of plate mark in pencil: Frankfurt a. Main, Beim Dom; s.l.r. Orig. Holzschnits/Borrmann; s.l. center edge of sheet: "Handdrück"; embossed in circle l.l. corner of sheet: ZEICHENBLATT PEYREK'S [w. monogram]; verso inscribed l.r. iin pencil: "comXI./18 k.k.i.
Signed in pencil in margin below l.r. corner of image: Keith Shaw Williams. In pencil at l.l. corner of sheet: a18002 [....] 14; in pencil on a circular tab (now ripped) pasted on u.r. corner of sheet: 164; In pencil in l.l. corner of mat: JMK 134; in pencil at l.c. of mat: KEITH SHAW WILLIAMS (1906-1951)/ PORTRAIT OF STOW WEGENROTH DRAWING/ ON A LITHOGRAPHIC STONE. Reproduced as/ fronticespiece in The Lithographs of stow Wegenroth [underlined]. 1974
A young boy stands in profile, leaning against the trunk of a tree set in a woods with reflections in the foreground of a pond or small stream. The boy faces the light, casting deep shadows against the tree, and looks upwards.
Whistler and his brother-in-law, Francis Seymour Haden sketched together in London, frequently in Greenwich Park. Despite the urban setting, this etching of Whistler's nepher, Seymour, conveys the sense of reverie in a country setting.