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The Long House (The Dyers, Amsterdam)
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||166 x 271 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly to upper left of centre|
|No. of States:||6|
|Catalogues:||K.406; M.408; W.266|
|Impressions taken from this plate (14)|
Impressions were shown at international exhibitions, in Dresden in 1901 and 1902 (), and Philadelphia in 1902 (the latter lent by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). One appeared for sale at Obach & Co. in London in 1903. 17
After Whistler's death, impressions were shown in the comprehensive Memorial Exhibitions. One impression was shown at the Grolier Club in 1904; Mansfield lent his impression to the Copley Society show in Boston in the same year; and King Edward VII lent to the London Memorial of 1905 (). 18
SALES & COLLECTORS
Whistler sold impressions on 4 March 1890 to two major rival collectors, to Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) for £12.12.0 (), and to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) for £15.15.0 (). 20 It is likely that this was the early state inscribed 'Chs. L. Freer' ().
21: Sotheby’s, 3 March 1892 (lot 344).
24: GUW #13044.
The next sale recorded by Whistler was on 19 May 1897 to Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), still at the old price of £12.12.0. 26 Finally in 1901 Whistler sold eight etchings (including ) and a lithograph to the Königl. Kupferstichkabinett Dresden at £50.0.0 for the lot. 27 The Hamburger Kunsthalle also acquired a fine, inscribed, impression ().
Early collectors included John Charles Sigismund Day (1826-1908) and Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935) (); George Washington Vanderbilt (1862-1914) (); Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937) (); Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951) (); William P. Chapman, Jr (); Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) and Claude Wampler (1895) (); and Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971) ().