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Wimpole Street

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 279
Date: 1887
Medium: etching
Size: 100 x 67 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.286; M.278
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


Whistler probably drew on the pocket-sized plate for Wimpole Street on the spot and then completed the plate by etching it in the studio.


Only two impressions of Wimpole Street have been located. Both were printed in dark brown ink with delicately wiped surface tone (), one on cream 'antique' (pre-1800) laid paper with the watermark 'P' (). They are trimmed to the platemark and signed on a tab with the butterfly and 'imp.' to show that Whistler had printed them.