Pickle Herring Wharf
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||152 x 229 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower right|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||8|
|Catalogues:||K.167; M.163; W.137|
|Impressions taken from this plate (30)|
Impressions were shown in the Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death, at the Grolier Club in New York, for instance, in 1904, and in the Copley Society show in Boston that same year. An impression was also shown at the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905, lent from the Royal Collection (). 17
SALES & COLLECTORS
Whistler targetted art dealers, and actually gave a fine atmospheric impression to the Glasgow art dealer William Craibe Angus (1830-1899) (). Another was sold by Whistler in 1877 to Messrs Hogarth for £5.5.0; and one to Charles Augustus Howell (1840?-1890), again for £5.5.0; and six to the London print dealers, Colnaghi's at £3.3.0 each. 20
Two impressions from the collection of the late Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d.1891) sold at auction in 1892, one, a 'trial proof, before much work in the sky and water' went to Edmund F. Deprez (1851-1915) for £6.6.0, and the second, to Frederick Keppel (1845-1912) for £1.15.0. 21
One etching was returned to Whistler for signing in the 1890s, and acquired by Freer (). Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought this in 1891 from H. Wunderlich & Co. () and another (ex-collection Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910)) in 1898 (), and finally one from Thomas Way (1837-1915) in 1905 (). Other early collectors included Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) (); Albert W. Scholle (1860-1917) (); Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) (); and Margaret Selkirk Watson Parker (1867-1936) ().
18: [19/22 October 1877], GUW #12736.
19: Wunderlich & Co., stockbooks, stock no. 42001.
20: 22-27 October , GUW #12737; 12 October-5 November , #12735; 10 November , #12739.
21: Sotheby’s, 3 March 1892 (lots 219, 220).
22: Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1889 (lot 787 or 789).