Booth, Market Place, Loches

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 425
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 80 x 148 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.388; M.390
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


It was not published.


Only two impressions are known and so it was rarely exhibited. One impression was shown by H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York in 1898 and Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) lent one to the exhibition organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (Graphic with a link to impression #K3880102). 8

It was also exhibited in Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death, at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904, and the London Memorial Exhibition in 1905. 9

8: Chicago 1900 (cat. no. 304). See REFERENCES : EXHIBITIONS.

9: New York 1904a (cat. no. 377); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 339).


Whistler sold an impression of 'Booth, (Market)' to H. Wunderlich & Co. of New York in 1897 for £7.7.0. 10 It was probably the impression exhibited at Wunderlich's in 1898 and possibly the 'Booth (Market)' recorded as sold by them for £10.10.0 by March 1899. 11

Only two impressions are known, one being owned by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) (Graphic with a link to impression #K3880103) and the other by Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) (Graphic with a link to impression #K3880102) who lent it to the Caxton Club in 1900.

Mansfield's impression was later acquired by Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937). For once, Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) did not have an impression, and so when this was sold recently by a descendant of Whittemore, it was bought for the Freer Gallery of Art, in 2002.

10: Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932) to Whistler, 24 September 1897, GUW #07287.

11: Report of sales to date, 24 March 1899, GUW #07305.