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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)
Etching: PK277_01
The copper plate has no maker's mark. It is close in size to several other plates including Rag Shop, Milman's Row, Chelsea 329, Lindsey Houses 161, Dordrecht 259 and Bird-Cages, Chelsea 297.
The plate was in Whistler's studio at his death. It was bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who gave it to the University of Glasgow in 1935. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line across the lower left corner.