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The Fish Shop, Venice

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 226
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 131 x 223 mm
Signed: butterfly at left and upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 9
Known impressions: 18
Catalogues: K.218; M.215; W.188
Impressions taken from this plate  (18)
Etching: PK218_01
The copper plate has no maker's stamp, and is not the same size as any other plate used in Venice. The verso is distinguished by small flakes of copper, and the plate was probably made for Whistler in Venice. 8

8: Getscher 1970[more].

The plate was in Whistler's studio at his death and was bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who gave it to the University of Glasgow in 1935. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line at left.