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Rue des Bons Enfants, Tours

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 392
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 149 x 80 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 10
Catalogues: K.372; M.372; W.320
Impressions taken from this plate  (10)
Etching: PK372_01 (plate)
The copper plate has no maker's mark. It is close in size to several other unstamped plates of similar date, including Doorway, Stables - Loches [416], Children, Amboise [432], Booth, Market Place, Loches [425], Market Women, Loches [423], Tour Saint Antoine, Loches [414] and Windows, Bourges [398]. It may be that Whistler obtained these copper plates in France.
The plate 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 upper left corner.