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Renaissance Window

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 417
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 179 x 128 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.390; M.391
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)
Etching: PK390_01
Recto, above; verso, below:
Etching: PK390_02
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It is close in size to a large number of plates dating from 1887 (i.e. The Turret Ship 305, The Ramparts, Sandwich 324, The Barrow - Quartier des Marolles, Brussels 346, Melon Shop, Houndsditch 355) and 1888 (i.e. Little Market Place, Tours 389, The Door of the Chapel, Montrésor 422).
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. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line from above centre left to just left of the the lower right corner.