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High Street, Brussels

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 343
Date: 1887
Medium: etching
Size: 127 x 178 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left and right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 7
Catalogues: K.358; M.357; W.254
Impressions taken from this plate  (7)
Etching: PK358_01 (plate)
Recto, above; verso, below:
Etching: PK358_02 (plate)
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It is close in size to a lot of plates used in 1887, including Jubilee subjects (e.g. The Orator, Wild West Show [294]), London views (e.g. Melon Shop, Houndsditch [355]) and other views (e.g. The Ramparts, Sandwich [324]).
It 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 right corner.