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A French Street

Impression: Whistler Etchings Project
Whistler Etchings Project
Number: 405
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 135 x 98 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.-; M.-; T.-; W.-
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)
A French Street dates from the autumn of 1888.
The form of the butterfly signature, with the butterfly placed on a shaded trefoil, shows that it was etched shortly after the marriage of James and Beatrice Whistler (1857-1896).
It was probably made during their honeymoon, between September and October 1888. It is the same or very close in size to a number of copper plates of similar subjects that date from that trip, such as Courtyard, Rue P. L. Courier, Tours [391] and Gateway, Chartreuse, near Loches [421].