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Nut Shop, St James's Place, Houndsditch

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 356
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 128 x 178 mm
Signed: butterfly at left and (faint) at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 5
Catalogues: K.291; M.285
Impressions taken from this plate  (5)
Nut Shop, St James’s Place, Houndsditch probably dates from the nut season - the autumn or winter of 1887. The butterfly signature is consistent with this date. The copper plate is similar in size to several 1887 etchings (i.e.Troopships [307] and The Barrow - Quartier des Marolles, Brussels [346]).
However, it could date from early 1888, and was first recorded as sold in June 1888.

1 In the same area and about the same date, Whistler etched St James's Place, Houndsditch [255].

1: Whistler to Wunderlich's, 29 June 1888, GUW #13052.