T. A. Nash's Greengrocer's Shop
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||178 x 126 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at upper right|
|No. of States:||5|
|Catalogues:||K.263; M.260; W.215|
|Impressions taken from this plate (10)|
Impressions were included in the Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death, including the Grolier Club in New York in 1904. Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934) lent an impression to the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905 and Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) lent one to the Rotterdam exhibition of 1906 (). 14
SALES & COLLECTORS
In the following year Whistler sent an impression to H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York to be forwarded to Ross Revillon Winans (1850-1912), for £6.6.0. Another, at the same price, went to Knoedler & Co. for £6.6.0. 16
However, a year later, in 1889, he was selling impressions at £10.10.0 each to John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929), Samuel Joshua (1833 or 1834 - d. 1907) and Durand-Ruel, although it is not entirely clear if all these were sold or just offered. 17
15: GUW #13024, #13655.
16: G. Dieterlen to Whistler, 3 May 1888, GUW #07158; 27 July 1888, #13660.
17: 20 January, 14 June, 13 December 1889, GUW #13037, #13036, #09068 respectively.
The prices received by Whistler were usually higher than those at auction. For instance at the sale of the collection of the late Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d.1891) at Sotheby’s, 3 March 1892 (lot 318) 'Nash's Fruit Shop' was bought by the London print dealer Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851) for only £2.15.0. However, when he bought an impression directly from Whistler, shortly before the artist's death in 1903, he paid £12.12.0. 20
18: GUW #13034.
19: Wunderlich's to Whistler, September 1897: a/c of etchings delivered in summer 1897, GUW #07287.
20: 3 or 8 June 1903, GUW #13042.