|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||137 x 201 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left|
|Set/Publication:||Printseller's Association, 1879.|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.181; M.178; W.147|
|Impressions taken from this plate (49)|
Hurlingham was etched in January 1879. It was published by Thomas M. McLean (b. ca 1832), for The Printsellers' Association in January 1879.
Whistler, whose affairs were in a dire financial state, was in fear of the bailiffs arriving to take his property as settlement for his debts. He wrote to his lawyer, James Anderson Rose (1819-1890):
'do send someone over to Lewis or Levy the first thing tomorrow - I am so afraid that they may come down upon me in the course of the day - and if I can get over into next week I believe it will be all right - for I have been getting on with some etching plates today that I am sure McLean will take directly they are finished - (keep it dark though - or they might seize the plates before I can get them out of my hands) - ' 1
1: Whistler to J. A. Rose, 23 January 1879, GUW #08759.