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Impression: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Number: 259
Date: 1886
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 153 x 230 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 13
Catalogues: K.242; M.239; W.200
Impressions taken from this plate  (13)
Etching: PK242_01
The copper plate has no maker's mark, but is similar in size to several other plates of similar date, Bird-Cages, Chelsea 297, Merton Villa, Chelsea 381, Clothes-Exchange, Houndsditch. No. 2 359, Rag Shop, Milman's Row, Chelsea 329, and Quai de Montebello 385.
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 right.