Children's Fruit Barrow

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 347
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 67 x 100 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.365; M.362
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)


Children's Fruit Barrow was not published officially, but is related to the 'Brussels Set'.


Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought an impression the first time it was exhibited, in July 1903 at Obach & Co. in London (Graphic with a link to impression #K3650101). 6 In New York, in the same year, one or two impressions were included in two exhibitions by H. Wunderlich & Co. 7

After Whistler's death, one was shown in 1904 at the Grolier Club in New York, and in 1905 one was shown at the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London. 8

6: London Obach 1903 (cat. no. 247).

7: New York 1903 (cat. no. 148); New York 1903b (cat. no. 234).

8: New York 1904a (cat. no. 392); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 352).


Whistler sold an impression in February 1888 to the London print dealer, Thomas M. McLean (b. ca 1832), for £4.4.0. 9 Whistler also sold what may have been this etching under the title 'Brussels' to H. Wunderlich & Co. in 1899 for £5.5.0. 10 The only impression that has been located (of the two recorded) was bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) in July 1903 at Obach's in London (Graphic with a link to impression #K3650101).

9: GUW #13018.

10: Wunderlich's to Whistler, GUW #07305.