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Little Dordrecht

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
(1938.1881)
Number: 260
Date: 1886
Medium: etching
Size: 95 x 132 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 12
Catalogues: K.243; M.240
Impressions taken from this plate  (12)

PUBLICATION

It was not published.

EXHIBITIONS

No exhibitions are known in Whistler's lifetime. However, it was exhibited by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York in 1903, and at the Grolier Club, also in New York, in 1904. 7

7: New York 1903b (cat. no. 241); New York 1904a (cat. no. 295).

SALES & COLLECTORS

Whistler first sold two Dordrecht etchings ('Little Dordrecht' at 3.3.0 and 'Barges Dordrecht' (Barges, Dordrecht 262) at 2.2.0, to Thomas M. McLean (b. ca 1832), in 1886. 8

8: Whistler to McLean, [1 November 1886], GUW #13010.

Early collectors included Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937) and Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971) (); Harry Brisbane Dick (1855-1916) (); Clarence Buckingham (1855-1913) (); and Franco's Gerard Waller (b. 1867) (). Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought two, one from Wunderlich's in 1903 () and another from Obach & Co. in 1904 ().