Little Greengrocer's Shop, Chelsea
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||71 x 103 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.259; M.255; W.210|
|Impressions taken from this plate (7)|
After Whistler's death an impression was shown at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904, and another was lent by King Edward VII to the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905 (). 16
SALES & COLLECTORS
An impression of 'Little Green Grocers Shop - Chelsea' was bought by H. Wunderlich & Co. of New York on 3 May 1888 for £6.6.0, which was double the price paid by McLean two years earlier, but there is no explanation of this - possibly it was an early proof. In the following year they recorded the purchase of another 'Little greengrocers shop' for £4.4.0 (this was including their discount). 19
17: GUW #13010.
18: Dowdeswell's to Whistler, 4 February 1887, GUW #00888.
19: 3 May 1888, GUW #07158 and #13051; 24 March 1899, #07305.