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The Young Tree

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 285
Date: 1887
Medium: etching
Size: 133 x 95 mm
Signed: butterfly at right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 5
Catalogues: K.296; M.291
Impressions taken from this plate  (5)
The Young Tree dates from the summer of 1887 (it shows leaves on the tree and children sitting on the grass, suggesting a warm summer day). The butterfly signature is consistent with this date. It was exhibited in Brussels in February of the following year, and first sold on 3 May 1888. 1

It is one of the 'Grey's Inn Set', most of which were done in 1887, such as The Steps, Gray's Inn [282] and The Baby, Gray's Inn [288].

1: Brussels 1888 (cat. no. 5); Whistler to Wunderlich's, GUW #13051.