The Band, Luxembourg Gardens
|Size:||181 x 152 mm|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.-; M.-; T.-; W.-|
|Impressions taken from this plate (1)|
'The Band, Luxembourg Gardens' (1903/1935, possibly Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958)). 2
The title may have had the artist's approval because Miss Birnie Philip sorted his copper plates at Whistler's request in 1901. 3 However, it might have been recorded later, when the plates were sorted after Whistler's death in 1903, or when they were given to the University of Glasgow in 1935.
2: Envelope containing copper plate, Hunterian Art Gallery.
3: Whistler to R. B. Philip, 27 January , GUW #04787.
He followed up with Nursemaids: 'Les Bonnes du Luxembourg' c081 and The Terrace, Luxembourg c087 in 1894. In addition he had made a slight pencil sketch on the back of a letter on 25 March 1892 (The Terrace, Luxembourg m1332), and two later drawings on lithographic paper that were not transferred to stone and printed, Seated woman in Luxembourg Gardens m1401 and Statue in Luxembourg Gardens m1400. 5
4: Whistler to T. R. Way, [15 November 1893], GUW #03348; Conversation under the Statue, Luxembourg Gardens c069, The Steps, Luxembourg c068, and The Pantheon, from the terrace of the Luxembourg Gardens c070.
5: Whistler to T. R. Way, [19 July 1894], GUW #03376 Hunterian.