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Isle de la Cité, Paris

Impression: British Museum
British Museum
Number: 63
Date: 1859
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
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 11
Catalogues: K.60; M.60; T.19; W.55
Impressions taken from this plate  (11)
Etching: PK060_01
The copper plate has no maker's mark. It is the only copper plate of this size from this date.
The plate was cancelled with multiple scores over the centre of the image. It was cancelled by 1876. 18
It may have been among cancelled plates sold at the time of Whistler's bankruptcy, and retrieved later from Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851) by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958). It was given to the University of Glasgow by Miss Philip in 1935.

18: See James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), auction, Sotheby's, London, 30 June 1876 (lot 663).