The Village Sweet Shop

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 266
Date: 1886
Medium: etching
Size: 82 x 124 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 14
Catalogues: K.251; M.247; W.205
Impressions taken from this plate  (14)


  • Kennedy, Edward G., The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 251) 'The Village Sweet Shop'.
  • Mansfield, Howard, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909 (cat. no. 247) 'The Village Sweet-Shop'.
  • Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886 (cat. no. 205) 'The Village Sweet-Shop'.


  • [Exhibition], Société des XX (Vingts), Brussels, 1888 (cat. no. 6) 'The Sweet Shop'.
  • World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893 (cat. no. 254) 'The Little Sweet Shop'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings, Drypoints. and Lithographs by Whistler, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1898 (cat. no. 173) 'The Village Sweet-Shop'.
  • An Exhibition of Etchings and Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, The Caxton Club, 1900 (cat. no. 181).
  • Exhibition of Etchings by James McNeill Whistler, Obach and Co., London, 1903 (cat. no. 175) 'The Village Sweet-Shop'.
  • A Collection of Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler recently acquired, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1903 (cat. no. 165).
  • Etchings and Dry-Points by James McNeill Whistler, The Grolier Club, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 213) 'The Village Sweet Shop'.
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Copley Hall, Boston, February 1904 (cat. no. 162) 'The Village Sweet-Shop'.
  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 205) 'The Village Sweet Shop'.
  • Oeuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'École des Beaux-Art, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 384) 'Au village. Le marchand de bonbons - (the Village Sweet-Shop)'.

REVIEWS 1855- 1905



    • Drawing Near. Whistler Etchings from the Zelman Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984 (cat. no. 70).
    • Hopkinson, Martin J., 'Whistler's Sandwich Etchings,' Print Quarterly, vol. 18, 4, 2009, pp. 436-442.
    • Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984, pp. 226, 227, 228, 282 (no. 250).