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Bird Shop - Seven Dials

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 384
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 135 x 98 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 8
Catalogues: K.281; M.276
Impressions taken from this plate  (8)
Bird Shop - Seven Dials probably dates from 1888. The butterfly signature is consistent with this date. It was first recorded as sold in June 1888. 1

The copper plate is close in size to many of Whistler's plates including townscapes, mostly drawn on the continent (The Market, Bruges [354], Place Daumont, Tours [390], Petite Rue au Beurre, Brussels [341], The Hangman's House, Tours [393] and Château Touraine [410]) that date from 1887 and 1888.

1: Whistler to Wunderlich's, 29 June 1888, GUW #13052.