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The Rag Shop, Milman's Row

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 290
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 96 x 164 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper centre
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 9
Catalogues: K.258; M.254
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.