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Passages de l'Opéra

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 386
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 129 x 218 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 6
Catalogues: K.418; M.367; W.256
Impressions taken from this plate  (6)
Passages de l'Opéra probably dates from 1888. The trees in the etching appear to be largely leafless, suggesting a date of February or March, or just possibly April 1888, when Whistler was staying at the Hotel du Tibre in Paris. The etching was first sold on 29 June 1888. 1 Another etching dating from this trip is Quai de Montebello [385].

1: Letter to Wunderlich and Co., GUW #13052.