Butcher's Shop, Sandwich, Kent

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 320
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 67 x 99 mm
Signed: butterfly above centre
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.308; M.303
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


Butcher's Shop, Sandwich, Kent was never published.


It was first shown by the print dealers H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York in 1898. Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) lent an impression to an exhibition organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (Graphic with a link to impression #K3080102). 8

It also appeared in Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death. One was lent by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) to the Grolier Club in New York in 1904 (Graphic with a link to impression #K3080103), and another was shown in London in the following year. 9

8: Chicago 1900 (cat. no. 281). See REFERENCES: EXHIBITIONS.

9: New York 1904a (cat. no. 300); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 273).


The only sales recorded are to H. Wunderlich & Co. Whistler sold them one impression on 6 April 1891 (Graphic with a link to impression #K3080104), which went to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), and eventually to the Library of Congress. Wunderlich's bought another in 1899 at the low price of £3.3.0. 10 This may have been bought by Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) (Graphic with a link to impression #K3080102). Freer also bought his impression from Wunderlich's, but not until 1903 (Graphic with a link to impression #K3080103).

10: GUW #13097; Wunderlich & Co. to Whistler, 24 March1899, Report of Sales, #07305.