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The Barrow - Quartier des Marolles, Brussels

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 346
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 128 x 178 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 8
Known impressions: 17
Catalogues: K.357; M.356; W.253
Impressions taken from this plate  (17)
Etching: PK357_01 (plate)
Recto, above; verso, below:
Etching: PK357_02 (plate)
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' Whistler etched a lot of plates of the same size, mostly from the same maker, including London scenes (such as Nut Shop, St James's Place, Houndsditch [356], Melon Shop, Houndsditch [355]) and Queen Victoria's Jubilee subjects (i.e. The Turret Ship [305]), most of which date from 1887. Also in the same size are views done in the Loire valley in 1888 and in subsequent years in Amsterdam and Paris (i.e. Greengrocer's Shop, Paris [471]).
The copper plate was in Whistler's studio at his death and was bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who gave it to the University of Glasgow in 1935. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line across the lower left corner.