J.H. Woods' Fruit Shop, Chelsea
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||98 x 133 mm|
|No. of States:||4|
|Impressions taken from this plate (4)|
After Whistler's death an impression was exhibited at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904, probably lent by Freer, and John Charles Sigismund Day (1826-1908) lent one to the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905. 12
SALES & COLLECTORS
Other art dealers bought impressions direct from the artist. Messrs Dowdeswell took one and then returned it. 15 Whistler sold one to the Fine Art Society, London, on 18 December 1888, and another London print dealer, Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851) bought one at the usual rate of £8.8.0 in 1902 and another in June 1903 (just before Whistler's death) for £10.10.0. 16
In 1908 Obach & Co. sold an impression to the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, for £12.0.0 (). Wunderlich's, Knoedler & Co. and F. Keppel & Co. handled an impression of the third state eventually bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971) and given to the National Gallery of Art ().
13: GUW #13052, #13054, #07271; see also #07289.
14: 'x 196', 6 April 1900, GUW #07322; '8', 16 April 1901, #07330.
15: W. Dowdeswell, 19 December 1888, GUW #00911.
16: GUW #12999; Whistler to Dunthorne, 24 December 1902, GUW #13040.