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Hôtel de la Promenade, Loches

Impression: Library of Congress
Library of Congress
(FP-XIX-W576, no. 391)
Number: 415
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 68 x 102 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper centre
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.391; M.387
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


building, courtyard, hotel, people, street, town.


Variations on the title are as follows:

'Hotel de la Promenade - Loches' (1887/1888, Whistler). 1
'Hotel Promenade' (1889, Whistler). 2
'Hotel Promenade, Loches' (1902, Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932)). 3
'Hôtel Promenade, Loches' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 4
'Hôtel de la Promenade, Loches' (1910, Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932)). 5

'Hotel de la Promenade, Loches' is based on the original and generally accepted title.

1: List, [1887/1888], GUW #13233.

2: List, 18 July 1889, GUW #13235.

3: Kennedy 1902[more] (cat. no. 336).

4: Mansfield 1909[more] (cat. no. 387).

5: Kennedy 1910[more] (cat. no. 391).


A two-storey building, with a broad passageway through the middle, fills the far side of a courtyard bounded on either hand by low buildings. Three women are standing at the right, and the figures of a woman and a man stand in the far left corner of the courtyard.


The town of Loches, France. The Hotel de la Promenade was near the Tour St Antoine, also etched by Whistler. Around 1900 a postcard shows that the proprietor of the hotel was then M. Bourassen. 6 Whistler may have etched Doorway, Stables - Loches 416 in the same hotel.

6: en/centre/ indre-et-loire/ loches_37600/ postcards,6.html (accessed 2010).