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Church Interior

Impression: Whistler Etchings Project
Whistler Etchings Project
Number: 427
Date: 1888/1894
Medium: unbitten; drawn with an etching needle through ground, which is partly removed
Size: 83 x 201 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.-; M.-; T.-; W.-
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)
Church Interior may date from between 1888 and 1894. The butterfly signature is consistent with these dates.
It is also dated from the copper plate, which is one of a small group made by C. Servant, in Paris, including Sunflowers, Marché St Germain, Paris 437, Under the Statue, Luxembourg Gardens 464, Antony's Print Shop, Rue de Seine 477, Mme Pelletier, Blanchisserie, Paris 481, Boulevard Poissonière, Paris 483, Café Corazza, Paris 484, and Sleeping Child, Ajaccio 488, which date from between 1888 and 1901. Most of these are Paris subjects; the plates must have been bought in France and may have been among plates left in Whistler's Paris studio when he moved to London.