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Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 181
Date: 1878/1879
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 133 x 207 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: Printseller's Association, 1879.
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 66
Catalogues: K.182; M.179; W.148
Impressions taken from this plate  (66)
Chelsea dates from late 1878 or very early 1879. It appears to be winter, with the tree branches bare. Impressions were stamped by the Printsellers' Association and published in 1879. 1 The butterfly signature is consistent with this date.

1: The Athenaeum, 14 June 1879, p. 769.

Other London scenes of this date include The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea [182], Hurlingham [184], Old Putney Bridge [185], Little Putney Bridge [186], The Little Putney [187], and Old Battersea Bridge [188].