Gold House, Brussels
|Size:||179 x 67 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (4)|
The copper plate for Gold House, Brussels has no maker's mark. It is the same as or close in size to three other Belgian plates, Flower Market, Brussels , House of the Swan, Brussels , and The Canal, Ostend  and to two other 1887 plates, The Steps, Gray's Inn  and Dry Docks, Southampton , which all share the narrow elongated format. In Brussels the format emphasizes tall, narrow buildings, and in several other plates, a panoramic vista.
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, reaching from near the lower left corner to above centre at right.