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T. A. Nash's Greengrocer's Shop

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 298
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 178 x 126 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 5
Known impressions: 10
Catalogues: K.263; M.260; W.215
Impressions taken from this plate  (10)


awning, children, fruit, shop, still-life, street, woman standing.


There are several minor variations on the title, by Whistler and later cataloguers, as follows:

'T. A. NASH' (1887, Whistler). 2
'Greengrocers "Nash"' (1887/1888, Whistler). 3
'Nash's Fruit Shop, Chelsea' (1889, Exposition Universelle). 4
'Nash Fruit Shop' (1890/1891, Whistler). 5
'T. A. Nash' (1899, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 6
'Nash's Fruit Shop' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 7
'T. A. Nash’s Fruit-Shop' (1910, Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932)). 8
'Nash's Fruit Shop. Chelsea' (1903/1935, possibly Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958)). 9

'T. A. Nash's Greengrocer's Shop' combines Whistler's original titles with later cataloguers' versions of the title.

2: Etched on plate.

3: List, [1887/1888], GUW #13233.

4: Paris Exp. Univ. 1889 (cat. no. 419).

5: List, [1890/1891], GUW #13236.

6: Wedmore 1899[more] (cat. no. 215).

7: Mansfield 1909[more] (cat. no. 260).

8: Kennedy 1910[more] (cat. no. 263).

9: Envelope containing copper plate, Hunterian Art Gallery.


An awning stretches across the open front of a shop, shading wares on a counter at the right, in front of which stand several children. Beyond the counter is a woman, looking out, and by a similar counter at the left stand two children, one of whom wears a hat. Between the counters is a blank space. On the awning is written 'T. A. NASH.'


T. A. Nash's greengrocer's shop was at 6 College Street in Chelsea, London. It was one of a series of Chelsea shops etched by Whistler.