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The Hangman's House, Tours

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 393
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 135 x 99 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 6
Catalogues: K.376; M.376
Impressions taken from this plate  (6)
Etching: PK376_01 (plate)
Recto, above; verso, below:
Etching: PK376_02 (plate)
The copper plate has no maker's mark but is the same size as other plates of the period such as Three studies of women's heads [400], Beatrice Whistler painting from a window, Bourges [399], Place Daumont, Tours [390], Château Touraine [410], A French Street [405], Château de Bridoré [409] and Gateway, Chartreuse, near Loches [421].
The copper plate was in Whistler's studio at his death, and was bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) who gave it to the University of Glasgow in 1935. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line across the lower left corner.