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Cameo, No. 2

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 460
Date: 1891
Medium: etching
Size: 178 x 128 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 5
Catalogues: K.348; M.334
Impressions taken from this plate  (5)
Etching: PK348_01
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' Whistler etched a lot of plates of the same size, mostly from the same maker, including , another study of the same model (Cameo, No. 1 (Mother and Child) 459), London scenes (i.e. Melon Shop, Houndsditch 355), Queen Victoria's Jubilee (i.e. The Visitors' Boat 303) and a view of Brussels (The Barrow - Quartier des Marolles, Brussels 346), most of which date from 1887. Also in the same size are views done in later years in the Loire valley, Amsterdam and Paris (i.e. Little Market Place, Tours 389, Greengrocer's Shop, Paris 471).
The copper plate was in Whistler's studio at 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 bottom left corner.