The Steps, Amsterdam
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||242 x 166 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at upper left|
|No. of States:||5|
|Catalogues:||K.403; M.402; W.260|
|Impressions taken from this plate (14)|
Recto, above; verso, below:
The copper plate bears the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It is the same size as two recent London plates by the same maker, The Barber's Shop, Chelsea 263 and Justice Walk, Chelsea 441, and very close in size to another Dutch plate, Bridge, Amsterdam 447.
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 across the lower right corner.