Home > The Catalogue > Browse > Subjects > Etchings > Etching

Rag Shop, Milman's Row, Chelsea

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 329
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 153 x 229 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper right
Inscribed: illegible inscription at lower left
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 12
Catalogues: K.272; M.267
Impressions taken from this plate  (12)
Etching: PK272_01
The plate has no maker's stamp, but it was among the basic sizes provided by Hughes & Kimber (see for instance, Rochester Row, Westminster 383 and Clothes-Exchange, Houndsditch. No. 2 359). It is of a size very popular with Whistler (another Chelsea subject of the same size is Merton Villa, Chelsea 381).
The copper plate remained in Whistler's estate and was given to the University of Glasgow by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) in 1935. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line across the lower right corner.