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Wych Street, London

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 176
Date: 1877
Medium: etching
Size: 216 x 139 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 12
Catalogues: K.159; M.156; W.132
Impressions taken from this plate  (12)
Wych Street, London dates from 1877. One impression was signed and dated '1877' (Graphic with a link to impression #K1590201). The first and second proofs of the first state were annotated by Whistler and signed with a butterfly dating from 1877 (Graphic with a link to impression #K1590203, Graphic with a link to impression #K1590202). They were sold to Charles Augustus Howell (1840?-1890) on 15 November 1877. 1

In 1878 H. Stewart Cundell in an article on 'English Etchings' commented:

1: Whistler to Howell, 14-16 November [1877], GUW #13668.

'Mr Whistler, we are glad to learn, is resuming his etching, and among his most recent plates we may mention ... etchings of Temple Bar and Wych-street, which, when completed, will rank with his most masterly plates.' 2

2: 'English Etching', The Standard, London, 25 April 1878, p. 2 (GUL PC1/94).