|Size:||178 x 82 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.267; M.263; W.217|
|Impressions taken from this plate (11)|
Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901) bought the site on which the Savoy Hotel was to be built, between the Savoy Theatre and the Embankment, in January 1884 but problems with the Metropolitan Board of Works, architects, and others caused delays in the construction. 2 The hotel opened on 6 August 1889 after 5 years of construction.
1: Whistler to T. McLean, GUW #13089.
2: 'The Board of Works Enquiry', The Times (London), 13 June 1888, p. 13.
3: Pennell 1908, vol. 2, p. 37.