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Merton Villa, Chelsea

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 381
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 153 x 230 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: 'to Trix - / Merton Villa / Chelsea' at lower left
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.277; M.273
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)
Merton Villa, Chelsea probably dates from the spring of 1888. The butterfly signature is consistent with this date. It was first recorded as sold on 29 June 1888. 1 It was dedicated to 'Trix', Whistler's wife-to-be, Beatrice Whistler (1857-1896); they were married in August 1888.

1: Whistler to Wunderlich's, GUW #13052.