Windows opposite Hotel, Bourges
|Size:||100 x 67 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (2)|
After Whistler's death Windows opposite hotel, Bourges was shown in the Whistler Memorial Exhibitions, at the comprehensive Grolier Club exhibition in New York in 1904, as well as in London and Paris in 1905. A set of the 'Renaissance' etchings, including Windows opposite Hotel, Bourges, was lent by Ernest Marsh (fl. 1935), to the Whistler Memorial show in London in 1905. 12
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It was listed briefly as '1 Windows opposite -' meaning he had one impression, among prints in stock in Whistler's studio on 18 July 1889; and listed again by Beatrice Whistler (1857-1896), as '[(]The - ) Windows. (The) opposite, Bourges', at some time in the next two years. 15 It was recorded as 'Hotel Windows The Brus' [sic] and priced at £4.4.0 in 1890, when Whistler had three unmounted and one mounted impressions available. 16
13: GUW #13029.
14: GUW #01210.
15: GUW #13235, #12715.
16: List, [1890/1891]; GUW #13236.
17: [January/June 1894], GUW#07271; [August 1897], #07289, which probably includes the impression recorded in Wunderlich's accounts for 24 September 1897, GUW #07287.
18: Parke-Bernet, New York, 14 October 1952 (lot 175).