Little Chelsea (Memorial)
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||52 x 83 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left|
|No. of States:||2|
|Catalogues:||K.331; M.323; W.246|
|Impressions taken from this plate (3)|
Other impressions were included in the Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death, in New York in 1904, London and Paris in 1905. 15
SALES & COLLECTORS
An impression from the important collection of Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d.1891) was sold after his death, at Sotheby's, 3 March 1892 (lot 320), to Frederick Keppel & Co., for £1.6.0; it was immediately bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), who bequeathed it to the Freer Gallery of Art (). Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) owned an atmospheric impression in brown ink, which was sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), and later acquired by the Library of Congress (). An impression from the collection of Atherton Curtis (1863-1944) was given to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 1943 ().
16: Whistler to Dowdeswell's, 27 July 1887, GUW #08677; 18 and 24 August 1887, #13654, #00893; to McLean, 5 October 1887, #13014.