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Butcher's Shop, Sandwich, Kent

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 320
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 67 x 99 mm
Signed: butterfly above centre
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.308; M.303
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


Butcher's Shop, Sandwich, Kent was never published.


It was first shown by the print dealers H. Wunderlich & Co. in New York in 1898. Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) lent an impression to an exhibition organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (). 8

It also appeared in Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death. One was lent by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) to the Grolier Club in New York in 1904 (), and another was shown in London in the following year. 9

8: Chicago 1900 (cat. no. 281). See REFERENCES: EXHIBITIONS.

9: New York 1904a (cat. no. 300); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 273).


The only sales recorded are to H. Wunderlich & Co. Whistler sold them one impression on 6 April 1891 (), which went to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), and eventually to the Library of Congress. Wunderlich's bought another in 1899 at the low price of 3.3.0. 10 This may have been bought by Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) (). Freer also bought his impression from Wunderlich's, but not until 1903 ().

10: GUW #13097; Wunderlich & Co. to Whistler, 24 March1899, Report of Sales, #07305.