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Grand'Place, Brussels

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 335
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 222 x 143 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 15
Catalogues: K.362; M.354; W.251
Impressions taken from this plate  (15)


  • Kennedy, Edward G., The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 362) 'Grand' Place, Brussels'.
  • Mansfield, Howard, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909 (cat. no. 354) 'Grand' Place, Brussels'.
  • Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, 2nd ed., revised, London, 1899 (cat. no. 251) 'Grand' Place, Brussels'.


  • [Exhibition], New English Art Club, London, 1888 (cat. no. 15).
  • Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889 ( 419) 'Grand Place, Brussels'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings, Drypoints. and Lithographs by Whistler, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1898 (cat. no. 250) 'Grande Place, Brussels'.
  • 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899 (cat. no. 238).
  • An Exhibition of Etchings and Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, The Caxton Club, 1900 (cat. no. E217) 'Grande Place, Brussels'.
  • 71st Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1902 (cat. no. 947 [252]) 'Grande Place, Brussels'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings by James McNeill Whistler, Obach and Co., London, 1903 (cat. no. 210) 'Grande Place, Brussels'.
  • A Collection of Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler recently acquired, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1903.
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Copley Hall, Boston, February 1904 (cat. no. 179) 'Grande Place, Brussels'.
  • Etchings and Dry-Points by James McNeill Whistler, The Grolier Club, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 271) 'Grande Place, Brussels'.
  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 251) 'Grande Place, Brussels'.
  • Oeuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'École des Beaux-Art, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 404) 'Grande Place, Brussels'.

REVIEWS 1855- 1905

  • Cuttings annotated by Whistler's secretary, in Whistler's press-cutting books,
    now in Special Collections, Glasgow University Library (GUL PC9 and 17):
  • Anon, 'New English Art Club', The Echo, London, [April 1888] (GUL PC9/77).
  • Anon, [The New English Art Club], Pall Mall Gazette, [April 1888] (GUL PC9/77)
  • Anon, [The New English Art Club], Evening Post, London, 4 April 1888. (GUL PC9/77)
  • Anon., Yorkshire Post, [April 1888] (GUL PC9/79).
  • Anon., Scotsman, 7 April 1888 (GUL PC9/80).
  • Anon, [New English Art Club], Globe, London, 9 April 1888 (GUL PC9/79).
  • Anon, 'New English Art Club', Manchester Guardian, 9 April 1888 (GUL PC9/74).
  • Anon, Nottinghamshire Daily Guardian, 10 April 1888.
  • Anon, 'At the Dudley Gallery', Literary World, 13 April 1888.
  • Anon, 'New English Art Club', News of the World, 15 April 1888 (GUL PC9/80).
  • Anon., Artist, May 1888 (GUL PC9/97).
  • Anon, 'International Art at Knightsbridge', Glasgow Evening News, 22 May 1899 (GUL PC17/58).
  • Anon., 'Some Thoughts at the "International" and on other Things "Not Particularly Pleasant."', St Paul's, London, 27 May 1899 (GUL PC17/61).


  • Prosaic Views, Poetic Vision, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 1996 (cat. no. 52).
  • Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984, pp. 240, 241, 243, 283 (no. 358).
  • Mansfield, Howard, 'Whistler in Belgium and Holland,' The Print-Collector's Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 4, December 1916, pp. 374-395.
  • Mansfield, Howard, Whistler in Belgium and Holland, New York, 1935.