Balustrade, Luxembourg Gardens

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 465
Date: 1892/1894
Medium: etching
Size: 128 x 217 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.427; M.422
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


Balustrade, Luxembourg Gardens was not published.


No exhibition is recorded.


On 20 February 1894 Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932) wrote to ask Whistler, 'What are you doing or going to do with the Paris etchings? Can't you finish one or two plates? Or don't you care for them anymore?' 10 However, it was not until 1900 that Messrs Wunderlich recorded buying 'Balustrade, Luxemburg Gardens' for £8.8.0, and it is not absolutely certain that it was this etching. . 11

In 1909 Mansfield noted impressions as being owned by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) (Graphic with a link to impression #K4270102) and 'Parsons'. 12 The only other known impression was owned by Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), and later bequeathed by William P. Chapman, Jr to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1957 (Graphic with a link to impression #K4270103).

10: GUW #07231.

11: 'List of Prints, bought as per your memo: of July 20th 1900)', stock number 34083, Wunderlich's to Whistler, 16 April 1901, GUW #07330.

12: Mansfield 1909 (cat. no. 422).