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Children's Fruit Barrow

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 347
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 67 x 100 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.365; M.362
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)
Etching: PK365_01 (plate)
Recto, above; verso, below:
Etching: PK365_02 (plate)
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It is the same size as other 1887 plates including Wimpole Street [279], The Baby, Gray's Inn [288], The Little Hat [366] and one of 1888, Windows opposite Hotel, Bourges [397].
The plate of Children's Fruit Barrow 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. The plate was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line from to right of the upper left corner, to slightly to left of the centre of the lower edge.