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The Courtyard, Brussels

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 345
Date: 1887
Medium: etching
Size: 215 x 126 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 7
Catalogues: K.355; M.353; W.250
Impressions taken from this plate  (7)
The Courtyard, Brussels dates from 1887. Whistler was in Brussels in mid-September 1887. The butterfly signature is consistent with this date. It was first sold on 21 December 1887. 1

His Brussels etchings include Flower Market, Brussels [339], Gold House, Brussels [336], Palaces, Brussels [338], Grand'Place, Brussels [335] and House of the Swan, Brussels [337].

1: Whistler to T. McLean, 21 December 1887, GUW #13017.