Amsterdam, from the Tolhuis
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||134 x 211 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower right (1-final); butterfly at lower right (7-final)|
|Inscribed:||'1863. / à Amsterdam - Tolhuis. - -' at lower right|
|No. of States:||8|
|Catalogues:||K.91; M.91; T.82; W.82|
|Impressions taken from this plate (26)|
17: GUW #01650.
18: GUW #01651.
19: [13/20 June 1878], GUW #01652.
After Whistler's death, impressions were shown at the Memorial Exhibitions, at the Grolier Club in New York, and in Boston, both in 1904, and in Paris and London in 1905. Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934) lent an impression to the London Memorial show in 1905. 23
SALES & COLLECTORS
Whistler sold impressions regularly in the 1880s. Messrs Dowdeswell owned a second state that was trimmed and signed by Whistler about 1885, and the artist's records include more sales to Dowdeswells, two at £6.6.0 each, on two occasions in 1887. 26 One was sold to Samuel Joshua (1833 or 1834 - d. 1907), for £8.8.0 in 1889; after that sale, Whistler recorded that he still had one in stock, which may be the one he sold to Elbert Jan Van Wisselingh. (1848-1912). 27
At auction, impressions from the collection of the late Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d.1891) fetched £2.5.0 and £2.10.0 in 1892, bought by Frederick Keppel (1845-1912) of F. Keppel & Co., and one of these was probably the impression acquired by Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) (). The London print dealer, Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851) acquired one at £1.14.0 from the William Richard Drake (1817-1890) sale at Christie's, also in 1892. Five years later, prices remained much lower than the prices Whistler had received, and one sold at Christie's for £2.10.0 . 28
25: Whistler to Huish, 9 July 1879, GUW #01101.
28: Sotheby's, 3 March 1892 (lots 131-132); Christie's, 8-9 March 1892 (lots 306-7); Christie's, 13-14 March 1897 (lot 296).