Cutler Street, Houndsditch
|Size:||178 x 128 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.292; M.287; W.234|
|Impressions taken from this plate (8)|
It may possibly date from the week leading up to Guy Fawkes night on the Fifth of November, when guysers dressed up and touted passersby for 'A penny for the guy'. There is a child in the foreground of the etching who seems to be wearing a mask. In 1887, the Times lamented:
1: Whistler to T. McLean, GUW #13016.
2: 'Guy Fawkes Day', The Times, London, 7 November 1887, p. 6. The politician Joseph Chamberlain was actually in Washington at that time.