Petite Rue au Beurre, Brussels
|Size:||135 x 99 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (3)|
The copper plate is the same or close in size to a number of plates used by Whistler, including Resting by the Stove , which dates from about 1887, and also many plates etched in the following year, including The Hangman's House, Tours , Place Daumont, Tours , The Market, Bruges , and Café Luxembourg .
The copper plate of Petite Rue au Beurre, Brussels 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 bottom left corner.