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Gray's Inn Place

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 281
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 127 x 177 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 6
Catalogues: K.297; M.292
Impressions taken from this plate  (6)
Gray's Inn Place probably dates from 1887. The butterfly signature is consistent with this date. It must date from the summer or autumn, because it shows people sitting comfortably on the grass.
However, it could date from the summer of 1888. It was first recorded as sold on 17 November 1888. 1

Other Gray's Inn subjects include The Long Seats, Gray's Inn [283] and Doorway, Gray's Inn [289].

1: Whistler to Dowdeswell, GUW #13028.