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The Hoop (Gray's Inn)

Impression: Boston Public Library
Boston Public Library
Number: 287
Date: 1887
Medium: etching
Size: 177 x 128 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 1
Catalogues: K.301; M.296
Impressions taken from this plate  (1)
The Hoop (Gray's Inn) dates from 1887. The butterfly signature is consistent with this date. During the summer Whistler worked on several etchings in Gray's Inn gardens including The Baby, Gray's Inn 288 and The Young Tree 285. By December 1887 'The Hoop (Gray’s Inn)' was printed and on sale. 1

1: Whistler to T. M. McLean, 21 December 1887, GUW #13017.