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Ch√Ęteau d'Amboise

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
(1889.11)
Number: 431
Date: 1888
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 110 x 68 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.393; M.393
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)

PUBLICATION

It was never published. However, it is related to Whistler's unpublished 'Renaissance Set'.

EXHIBITIONS

An impression was lent by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) to the exhibition organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (). 7

7: Chicago 1900 (cat. no. 257).

After Whistler's death impressions were lent to the Grolier Club in New York in 1904 and the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905. 8

8: New York 1904a (cat. no. 382); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 342).

SALES & COLLECTORS

On 25 January 1889 the London art dealer Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929) told Whistler that an impression of 'Chateau d'Amboise' submitted for approval to 'my client in the country' had been returned. 9 However, Whistler sold a 'first state' - probably - on 27 March 1889 to the Fine Art Society for £6.6.0 and possibly another on 21 May 1889 at the same price. 10 The first of these was later owned by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938).

9: GUW #00912.

10: Whistler to E.G. Brown, GUW #13000; #13001.