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Bébés, Jardin du Luxembourg

Impression: Private collection
Private collection
Number: 463
Date: 1892/1894
Medium: etching
Size: 177 x 128 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.428; M.420
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


Bbs, Jardin du Luxembourg was not published.


No exhibition is known in Whistler's lifetime. One impression was owned by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) (), and was lent by him to the Whistler Memorial Exhibitions in Boston, New York and London. 8

8: Boston 1904 (cat. no. 229); New York 1904a (cat. no. 342); London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 313).


One impression was owned by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), and is now in a private collection (). Another was given by Whistler to an American friend and inscribed 'To the Missie cousin that she may not in Georgia forget her Paris.' The 'Missie cousin' may have been the writer Annulet Andrews (Mrs Kingsley Ohl) (1866-1943) or a young relative of Mrs Ohl who visited Paris in 1900. 9 The print was later bequeathed by Charles Jacob Rosenbloom (b. 1889) (Lugt Supplement 633b) to the Carnegie Art Museum, Pittsburgh.

9: Whistler to Miss Ohl, [12 July 1900], GUW #04338.