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Bird Shop - Seven Dials

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 384
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 135 x 98 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 8
Catalogues: K.281; M.276
Impressions taken from this plate  (8)
Bird Shop - Seven Dials probably dates from 1888. The butterfly signature is consistent with this date. It was first recorded as sold in June 1888. 1

The copper plate is close in size to many of Whistler's plates including townscapes, mostly drawn on the continent (The Market, Bruges 354, Place Daumont, Tours 390, Petite Rue au Beurre, Brussels 341, The Hangman's House, Tours 393 and Château Touraine 410) that date from 1887 and 1888.

1: Whistler to Wunderlich's, 29 June 1888, GUW #13052.