Polichinelle, Jardin du Luxembourg

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 467
Date: 1892/1894
Medium: etching
Size: 122 x 161 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.430; M.424
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


It was not published.


It was very rare indeed, and so rarely exhibited. No exhibition is recorded in Whistler's lifetime. However it was shown in Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death, in Paris in 1905, and, lent by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), in an exhibition in Rotterdam in 1906 (Graphic with a link to impression #K4300103). 11

11: Paris Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 434); Rotterdam 1906 (cat. no. 34).


The two known impressions were in Whistler's estate at his death. One was sold by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) in 1904 (Graphic with a link to impression #K4300102), and the other given to the University of Glasgow in 1935 (Graphic with a link to impression #K4300103).