Café Corazza, Paris

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 484
Date: 1897
Medium: etching
Size: 133 x 221 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.436; M.432
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)


Café Corazza, Paris was never published.


No exhibition is recorded in Whistler's lifetime. It was shown in two of the Memorial Exhibitions after his death, in Paris in 1905 and Rotterdam in 1906, lent by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958). 11

11: Paris Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 437); Rotterdam 1906 (cat. no. 69).


Shortly before he died, Whistler sold an impression of 'Café Corazza - Paris' to the London print dealer Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851) for £8.8.0. 12 Dunthorne sold it in the following August to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) (Graphic with a link to impression #K4360102). Whistler bequeathed one to his sister-in-law Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) who gave it to the University of Glasgow (Graphic with a link to impression #K4360103). It is likely that the other two impressions also came from Miss Birnie Philip. One was sold through Colnaghi's, London, to Margaret Selkirk Watson Parker (1867-1936) and bequeathed to the University of Michigan Art Museum (Graphic with a link to impression #K4360104). Finally one was acquired by Louis B. Dailey (1904-2000), and sold after his death through Sotheby's and Susan Schulman to Peter and Paula Lunder who gave it to Colby College Museum of Art, Maine (Graphic with a link to impression #K4360105).

12: R. B. Philip on Whistler's behalf, [17 June 1903], GUW #13042.