Little Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 443
Date: 1889/1890
Medium: etching
Size: 128 x 178 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.425; M.421
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


Little Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens was not published.


It was not exhibited in Whistler's lifetime as far as is known. After his death, impressions were shown at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904, and in the Memorial Exhibitions in London and Paris in 1905. 8

8: New York 1904a (cat. no. 343); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 314); Paris Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 423).


Both Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) (Graphic with a link to impression #K4250102) and Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) (Graphic with a link to impression #K4250106) owned impressions, and one was kept by Whistler and passed to the University of Glasgow by his sister-in-law Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) (Graphic with a link to impression #K4250105). Similarities in title make it hard to distinguish between the sales of this and other Luxembourg subjects.