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Speke Hall

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 140
Date: 1875
Medium: drypoint
Size: 178 x 302 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.143; M.141
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)
Speke Hall dates from 1875. An impression was inscribed '1st proof' and dated '1875' ().
Whistler stayed at Speke Hall near Liverpool several times including January to March 1875. On 1 February 1875 he wrote from Speke:
'The etchings and drypoints are getting on famously - I have quite got back into my old delight in the work and think I shall have some pretty things to show you soon - ' 1
He was working on five etchings of Speke Hall and the vicinity, including Shipbuilder's Yard (K.146), The Little Forge (K.147), Speke Shore (K.144), and The Dam Wood (K. 145).