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Flower Market, Brussels

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 339
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 179 x 67 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 5
Catalogues: K.359; M.358
Impressions taken from this plate  (5)
Flower Market, Brussels dates from 1887. Whistler was in Brussels in mid-September 1887. He wrote from the city to a friend: 'Where am I now? - well of all places - in Brussels! ... The place is simply lovely ... the work that I am doing is, I believe, far away beyond all that I have done before' 1

1: Whistler to T. W. Storey, [14/18 September 1887], GUW #05608.

His Brussels etchings include The Courtyard, Brussels [345], Gold House, Brussels [336], Palaces, Brussels [338], Grand'Place, Brussels [335] and House of the Swan, Brussels [337].