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Little Chelsea (Memorial)

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 315
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 52 x 83 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.331; M.323; W.246
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


This plate was executed in pure etching, except for very fine drypoint shading, which was added around the wings of the butterfly signature in the second state.


Only three impressions have been located. One was printed in brown ink, with light tone carefully wiped over the surface (), the other two in black ink with grey tone on ivory laid paper (, ). All are trimmed to the platemark and signed on the tab with a butterfly and 'imp.' to show that Whistler printed them.