Isle de la CitÃ©, Paris
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||204 x 294 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler -' at lower left|
|Inscribed:||'Dec. 1859.' and 'Paris de la Galerie d'Op' at lower left|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.60; M.60; T.19; W.55|
|Impressions taken from this plate (11)|
It was exhibited in New York by H. Wunderlich & Co. in 1898. Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) lent one to the show organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (). 20 Both Obach & Co., in London, and Wunderlich's in New York, exhibited impressions in 1903. 21
Impressions were then shown in the Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death, in the Grolier Club in New York in 1904 and by the Copley Society in Boston in the same year. One impression from the Royal Collection was shown at the Whistler Memorial show in London in 1905. 22
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23: B.M. Print Room Register of Purchases... 1872.
An 'early impression, rare', from the collection of Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924) (), was sold at auction in the John W. Wilson (dates unknown) sale at Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 22 April 1887 (lot 196) and bought by the London art dealers Messrs Dowdeswell for £5.15.0. Whistler himself sold one on 6 April 1891 to H. Wunderlich & Co. for the comparatively low price of £4.4.0. 25 Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought an impression - not a good one, but one that had slipped in the printing and was on dirty and torn paper - in 1903 from Obach & Co., London (). 26
24: Wedmore 1886 A[more] (cat. no. 55).
25: Whistler to H. Wunderlich, 6 April 1891 and 10 June 1891, GUW #13097, #13060.
26: Receipts, 9 December 1903 and 6 January 1904, FGA.