The Barber's Shop, Chelsea
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||166 x 242 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at upper right|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.271; M.268; W.229|
|Impressions taken from this plate (11)|
11: Paris Exp. Univ. 1889 (cat. no. 419).
Both Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) and Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) ( and ) lent impressions to the exhibition organised by the Caxton Club, also in Chicago, in 1900. 13 An impression exhibited in Dresden in 1901 was bought by the Königl. Kupferstichkabinett after the show, and shown again in the following year (). Impressions were shown by the print dealers H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York in 1898 and 1903. 14
After Whistler's death, impressions were shown in the Memorial Exhibitions; for instance, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) lent to the Copley Society show in Boston in 1904 (), King Edward VII, to the London Exhibition of 1905 () and Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) to one in Rotterdam in 1906 (). 15
SALES & COLLECTORS
An impression bought by the Royal Collection and lent to the Whistler Memorial Exhibition of 1905 () was sold through Agnew's and Wunderlich's in 1906 to Clarence Buckingham (1855-1913) whose heirs passed it to the Art Institute of Chicago. Harry Brisbane Dick (1855-1916) owned the '1st proof', and it went with his collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art ().
21: Wunderlich's to Whistler, 6 April 1900, GUW #07322.