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Ch√Ęteau de Verneuil, Touraine

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
(1891.11)
Number: 408
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 178 x 128 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.380; M.381
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)
Chateau de Verneuil, Touraine dates from 1888. James and Beatrice Whistler spent their honeymoon in the Loire valley. He wrote from Tours in September 1888:
'The town itself [is] filled with wonderful bits of Renaissance, and the environs studded with the most exquisite Chateaux, and we idle about from one to the other sketching or lazily looking on as the mood takes us - and always in the sun of an endless summer! -'. 1

1: Whistler to J. R. Rodd, [14/22 September 1888], GUW #05347.

Another château etched in the area was Château Touraine [410].