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Charing Cross Bridge

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 348
Date: 1887/1888
Medium: etching
Size: 133 x 97 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 5
Catalogues: K.310; M.306
Impressions taken from this plate  (5)
Etching: PK310_01
The copper plate has no maker's stamp but was probably bought from Hughes & Kimber, who made several of the other plates of the same size.
The plate is close in size to Gates, City, London 280, The Little Nurse, Grays Inn 286, Return to Tilbury 311, Booth at a Fair 257, St James Street decorated with bunting 326, The Landing Stage, Cowes 309 and Fish Women, Ostend 349, all of which date from 1887.
The plate remained in Whistler's studio until his death. and 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.