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Fitzroy Square

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 183
Date: 1878/1881
Medium: etching
Size: 127 x 92 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: T. R. Way, 1912
No. of States: 3
Known impressions: 10
Catalogues: K.App.3; 4
Impressions taken from this plate  (10)
Whistler drew the scene on the copper plate with an etching needle, but the acid-resistant ground was deficient in some way, and he did not etch it. The plate was kept by Thomas Way (1837-1915), and bitten successfully by Francis Short (1857-1945) after Whistler's death. 7

7: Mansfield 1909[more] (App. IV).

The plate was cancelled with a single line from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. It is now in the Art Institute of Chicago. 8

8: Acc. No. 1933.667.