High Street, Brussels
|Size:||127 x 178 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at upper left and right|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.358; M.357; W.254|
|Impressions taken from this plate (7)|
Recto, above; verso, below:
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It is close in size to a lot of plates used in 1887, including Jubilee subjects (e.g. The Orator, Wild West Show ), London views (e.g. Melon Shop, Houndsditch ) and other views (e.g. The Ramparts, Sandwich ).
It 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 right corner.