Double Doorway, Sandwich

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 322
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 70 x 110 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.306; M.301
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)


Double Doorway, Sandwich was not published.


It was first exhibited by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, in 1898. Impressions of two different states, probably bought from Wunderlich's, were lent by Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) to the exhibition organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (Graphic with a link to impression #K3060102, Graphic with a link to impression #K3060202). 8

Finally, after Whistler's death, impressions were shown at two major shows, at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904 and at the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905. 9

8: New York 1898 (cat. no. 197); Chicago 1900 (cat. nos. 291, 291a).

9: New York 1904a (cat. nos. 298, 298b); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 271).


Whistler sold two impressions in 1897 to the New York print firm, H. Wunderlich & Co., for £4.4.0 each, and they recorded two impressions - of the first and second state - sold by 1899. 10 Impressions of two different states were owned by Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) by 1900 (Graphic with a link to impression #K3060102, Graphic with a link to impression #K3060202). Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought an impression of the first state, said to have come from the collection of James Cox-Cox (ca 1849- d.1901), from Obach's in London in 1903 (Graphic with a link to impression #K3060103). An impression originally owned by John Henry Wrenn (1841-1911) is now in the Library of Congress (Graphic with a link to impression #K3060205).

10: GUW #07289, #07305.