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Justice Walk, Chelsea

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 441
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 166 x 242 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 4
Catalogues: K.275; M.270
Impressions taken from this plate  (4)


The main composition was etched, but drypoint was used for shadows on and around the woman in the central doorway and shadows in the interior.


There was only a small print-run of Justice Walk, Chelsea. The first state was printed in dark brown ink on thin ivory 'antique' (pre-1800) laid paper (). The second state was printed in brown (, ) or black ink () on ivory laid paper, with very light plate tone. All were trimmed to the platemark and signed on the tab with a butterfly and 'imp.' to show that Whistler had printed them.