Fish Women, Ostend
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||96 x 133 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at upper left|
|No. of States:||2|
|Impressions taken from this plate (3)|
On the verso is the oval stamp of Whistler's favourite suppliers. 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' Copper plates of similar size, with the same stamp, include J.H. Woods' Fruit Shop, Chelsea 327, Gates, City, London 280 and Marbles 270. They probably date from earlier in the same year.
Plates of similar size and date, but not bearing the Hughes & Kimber stamp, include The Rag Shop, Milman's Row 290, Petticoat Lane 299, Doorway, Gray's Inn 289 and Doorway, Sandwich 323.
The 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. The plate was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line across the lower right corner.