|Size:||132 x 96 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.329; M.324; W.247|
|Impressions taken from this plate (6)|
Impressions also appeared in the Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death, as 'Windsor (Memorial)'. at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904, as 'Windsor' in Paris and with the curiously coy title 'Windsor (Where She Lives)' in London in 1905, the latter being lent from the Royal Collection (). 9
SALES & COLLECTORS
Shortly afterwards, on 5 October 1887, Whistler sold one 'Windsor Castle dry point' to the London print dealer Thomas M. McLean (b. ca 1832) for £10.10.0. 11 One impression was acquired, probably at this time, by the Royal Collection ().
Whistler sold another to Boussod, Valadon & Co. in London (who were not regular purchasers of his prints) in November 1887 and to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, and Roland F. Knoedler (1856-1932) in the following summer. 12 In all Knoedler bought a selection of 24 prints for £247.16.0 less 20 per cent discount, making a total of £198.5.0 due to Whistler. It is possible that Whistler actually numbered these impressions to help the dealer identify them. Thus 'Windsor Castle - (dry point)' was 'No. 21' in the list for Knoedler, and one extant impression of the third state was inscribed by Whistler 'No. 21. / Rare - few proofs …' and signed with the butterfly on the verso ().
13: 29 August 1888, GUW #07164.
14: C. J. W. Hanson to Wunderlich's, 15 September 1888, GUW #03498.
15: GUW #13057.