Little Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens
|Size:||128 x 178 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Impressions taken from this plate (3)|
The copper plate has no maker's mark. However, Whistler etched a lot of plates of the same size, mostly from the same maker, Hughes & Kimber, including London scenes (i.e. Nut Shop, St James's Place, Houndsditch 356), Queen Victoria's Jubilee subjects (i.e. The Visitors' Boat 303), studies of models (i.e. Cameo, No. 1 (Mother and Child) 459), and a view of Brussels (The Barrow - Quartier des Marolles, Brussels 346), most of which date from 1887.
Also in the same size are views done on the Whistler's honeymoon in the Loire valley in 1888 (i.e. Little Market Place, Tours 389) and others in Amsterdam in 1889 and in Paris (Little Drawbridge, Amsterdam 448, Little Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens 443).
The copper 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 left corner.