The Rag Shop, Milman's Row
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||96 x 164 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at upper centre|
|No. of States:||3|
|Impressions taken from this plate (9)|
The Rag Shop, Milman's Row dates from 1887. The butterfly signature on the copper plate and pencil butterflies on different impressions confirm a date of 1887 (i.e. ). Furthermore, it was close in size to another copper plate dated early 1887, Furniture Shop 278.
On 5 October 1887 Whistler sold an impression of 'The Rag shop / Chelsea', which may well have been this etching, to Thomas M. McLean (b. ca 1832). 1
1: GUW #13014.