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System Number: 13233
Date: [August 1887/1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 2/1-5
Document Type: Ms/AD[2]


List of Etchings

August 1887

[left column:] Size
Return to Tilbury[3] [tick]. 5 7/8 x 3 3/4
Landing Stage Cowes. [tick] 5 3/8 x 3 3/4
·The Little Pool [tick] 4 7/8 x 4
Tilbury [tick] 7 x 3 1/4
Furniture Shop [tick] 6 1/2 x 3 3/4
·Shop Millmans Row [tick] 6 1/2 x 3 3/4
Regent Street [tick] 6 1/2 x 3 3/4
Smithfield [tick] 5 3/8 x 3 7/8
Greengrocers "Nash" [tick] 7 x 5
Alderney Street [tick] 7 x 4 1/2
·Coustom House [tick] 7 x 3 1/4
Fish Shop Chelsea [tick] 8 7/8 x 5 1/2
·Penny Passengers [tick] 3 1/2 x 8 1/4
Booth at a Fair [tick] 5 1/4 x 3 7/8
·Chelsea Wharfe [tick] 7 1/2 x 3 5/8
·"Dam" Wood [tick] 7 x 4 1/2
·Fanny Leyland[4] [tick] 7 3/4 x 5 1/4
·"Weary" [tick] 7 3/4 x 5 1/4
·Amsterdam [tick] 8 1/2 x 5 1/4
·Shipping Nocturne [tick] 8 3/4 x 6 1/8
·Wych Street [tick] 8 1/2 x 6 1/2
·Sleeping Girl [tick] 8 1/2 x 5 1/2


[right column:] Size
·Fish Shop Venice[5] [tick]· 8 3/4 x 5 1/8
·The Little Forge [tick] · 9 x 6
·Nocturne Salute [tick] 9 x 6
·Prices Candle Factory [tick] 9 x 6
·Dortchrect [tick] Dortrecht 9 x 6
·Smithy [tick] 9 x 7
·Hastings [tick] 10 x 6
·Wapping (The Pool). [tick] 11 x 7 1/2
·The Guitar Player [tick] 11 x 7
·Wolseley[6] [tick] 12 x 7
·[Paris?] [tick] 11 1/2 x 8
A Corner of The Palais Royal [tick] 5 3/8 x 3 1/2
·Annie Hayden[7] [tick] 14 x 8 1/2
Dry Docks Southampton [tick]. 7 x 2 3/8
Her Majestys Fleet Troopships[8] [tick] 7 x 5
Naval Review No.1 Gun Boat [tick] 7 x 5
Naval Review No.2 Visitors Boat [tick] 7 x 5
Bunting [tick] 7 x 5
·Old Women [tick] 8 x 5
The Boy[9] [tick] 8 7/8 x 6
·Battersea Morn [tick] Dawn 8 7/8 x 6
·Islands [tick] 8 x 5


[p. 2, left column:] Size
·Stables[10] [tick] 6 5/8 x 9 1/4
The Fine Art Society[11]  
Palaces [tick] 14 x 10
Putney Bridge [tick] 121 3/4 x 8
Battersea Bridge 11 3/4 x 8
The Doorway [tick] 11 3/4 x 8
Riva Nocturne [tick] 11 3/4 x 8
The Little Venice [tick] 10 1/2 x 7 3/8
The Little Mast [tick] 10 1/2 x 7 3/8
The Riva [tick] 10 3/4 x 8
The Mast [tick] 13 1/2 x 6 1/2
Little Lagoon [tick] 9 x 6
The Traghetto [tick] 12 x 9 1/2
The Piazzetta [tick] 10 1/8 x 7 1/8
The Beggars 12 x 8 3/8
The Two Doorways [tick] 11 3/4 x 8
Little Chelsea[12] (mem) [tick]  
Maunders [tick] 3 1/4 x 2
Dieppe [tick] 3 1/4 x 2
The Steps [tick] 3 1/4 x 2
Miss Pettigrew[13] [tick ] Cloak 3 1/4 x 2
The Seamstress [tick] 3 7/8 x 2 5/8


[right column:] Size
The Cottage Door[14] [tick] 3 7/8 x 2 5/8
The Park [tick] 3 7/8 x 2 5/8
Greengrocer Chelsea [tick] 3 7/8 x 2 5/8
The Rag Shop [tick] 3 7/8 x 2 5/8
A Fragment of Piccadilly [tick] 3 7/8 x 2 5/8
The Sweet Shop [tick] 4 7/8 x 3 1/4
Head [tick] 4 7/8 x 3 1/4
Wool Carders [tick] 11 3/8 x 9 1/2
Madame[15] [tick] 9 x 6
The Long Seats [tick] 7 x [illegible] 3/4
Children (Portsmouth) [tick]. 4 x 2 5/8
Butchers Shop Kent [tick] 4 x 2 5/8
Doorway (Kent) [tick] 3 3/4 x 5 1/4
The Young Tree · 5 1/4 x 3 3/4
·The Tow-Path · [tick] 3 1/4 x 2
·The Little Picnic· [tick] 4 x 2 5/8
Exchange No. 1 · [tick] 9 1/2 x 6 3/8
·Ramparts, (The)· [tick] 7 x 5
Exchange No. 2 [tick] · 9 1/2 x 6 3/8
St James Square [tick] Houndsditch 7 x 3 1/4
Petticoat Lane [tick] 5 1/2 x 3 1/4
The Market Place Cock & Pump [tick] 8 3/4 x 5 5/8


[p. 3, left column:] Size
·The Salvation Army[16] [tick] 7 x 3 1/4
·Black Eagle [tick] 1 3/4 x 2 1/2
·Railway Arch . American Square. [tick] 7 x 2 3/8
"The Fleet" Evening. [tick] 8 3/4 x 5 1/2
·Rag Pickers - Paris [tick] 3 1/4 x 2
·The Abby Jubillee. [tick] 4 x 2 5/8
·Wimpole Street [tick] 4 x 2 5/8
Bonnet Shop [tick] 4 x 2 5/8
Kings Road Perambulator [tick] 4 x 2 5/8
Doorway Church Street [tick] 4 3/8 x 2 3/4
St James Street Aug 12 1887[17] 5 1/4 x 3 3/4
Windsor No. 2 [tick] 5 1/4 x 3 7/8
·Windsor Memorial [tick] Dry Point 5 1/4 x 3 7/8
Woods Fruit Shop · [tick] 5 1/4 x 3 7/8
·The Dray Horse [tick] 3 1/4 x 2
The Baby Grays Inn [tick] · 4 x 2 5/8
After Sale Exchange [tick] · 7 x 5
·Grays Inn [tick] · 7 x 5
Doorway Grays Inn · [tick] 5 1/4 x 3 3/4
·[Scales?] [tick] 7 x 5
Dipping the Flag [tick] 7 x 3 1/4
The Fleet No. 3 Monitors [tick] -  


[right column:] Size
Grays Inn The Hoop[18] [tick] 7 x 5
·Scaffolding Mr Doyle Carte[19] [tick] 7 x 3 1/4
·The Baby & the Ball (Grays Inn) [tick] 7 x 5
Cutler Street Houndsditch [tick] 7 x 5
Fleur du Lis Passage [tick]· 7 1/4 x 3 1/4
·Resting, By the Stove [tick] 5 1/4 x 3 7/8
·Miss Lillie[20] 8 1/2 x 5
"Wild West" 1 [tick] 7 x 5
"Wild West" No. 2 [tick] 7 x 3 1/4
"Wild West" No. 3 [tick]  
·The Garden Seat [tick]  
Old Battersea Bridge No. 2 [tick] 7 x 5
Mellon [sic] Shop [tick] 7 x 5
St James Place. Nut Shop [tick] 7 x 5
The little nurse [tick]  
Market Place Tobacco Shop [tick] Flower Market [tick] 7 x 2 3/8
·Children Fruit Barrow [tick] 3 7/8 x 2 5/8
·Hotel Windows [tick] 3 7/8 x 2 5/8
Butter Street [tick] 5 1/4 x 3 7/8
·The Market, Bruges [tick] 5 1/4 x 3 7/8
The Canal Ostend [tick] 7 x 2 3/8
Gold House Brussels [tick] 7 x 2 3/8


[p. 4, left column:] Size.
High Street Brussels[21] [tick] 7 x 5
Fishing Quay Ostend [tick] 7 x 5
The Barrow [tick] 7 x 5
·Hotel Kitchen [tick] 7 x 5
Church [tick] 7 x 5
Palace Brussels [tick] 8 3/4 x 5 1/2
Court Yard [tick] 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Archway [tick] 8 1/2 x 5
Grand Place [tick] 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
·The Swan House [tick] 7 x 2 1/2
The Beach Ostend  
Mrs Herbert[22]  
[Miss Griully?] [tick] ?  
The Courtyard  
Girl Reading  
Rue au beure [tick]  
Market Place Ostend  
Gipsy [tick]  
·Under the Trees [tick]  
The Garden Steps  
Fish Women Ostend  


[right column:]  
French Plates.[23] Size
Chateau [Verneuilee?]  
Gateway-Chartreux, Loches -  
St Germain  
Market Women Loches  
Little Linen Shop  
Chateau Bridosey  
Rue des Armis  
House of Tristan  
Little Market place Tours
Babies Amboise
Tower St Antoine - Loches
Doorway Stables - Loches
Rue P L Courier, Tours
Little Hotel Alemant - Bourges
Hole in the Hill Amboise
Booth, Market Place Loches
The Donkey Market [Pace?] Loches
The Windows opposite, Bourges
The Sabot Makers - Tours
The Hotel
The Market Place Tours
The Wine Shop. Amboise


[p. 5, left column[24]:] Size
The Clock Tower - Amboise[25]
The Door Chapéllé Montrésor [sic]
The Chateau of Amboise
Renaissance Window.
The Maireé . Loches
Hotel de la Promenade - Loches
Railway Station, Voves
Cathedral, Blois
Shops Rochefoucaulét
St Augustine . Bourges
From Agnes Sorrel's walk
Hotel Alimant [sic], Bourges
Notre Dame - Bourges
The Large Market Place, Loches
Rue des Bons Enfants, Tours
Chancellerie Loches
Hotel de Ville Loches
Chapelle on the Hill Loches
[right column, and pp. 6-13][26]


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1.  [August 1887/1888]
The list is dated 'August 1887' but the last etchings, on p. 5, were done on the Whistlers' honeymoon in 1888.

2.  Ms/AD
The list was written in an unknown hand, with some corrections by JW. The titles are transcribed as given, including mistakes, such as 'Coustom House' and 'Chelsea Wharfe' (p. 1); 'The Abby Jubillee' and 'Fleur du Lis Passage' (p. 3); 'Rue au beure' (p. 4); and 'The Maireé' and 'Rochefoucaulét' (p. 5). Nearly all the names were crossed out, possibly as they were checked. Many have an additional dot to left and/or tick on the right. This is the most exhaustive list of JW's own etchings. It is not in the order of any of the published catalogues, and seems to have been an entirely private record of his oeuvre. The etchings were listed in two columns on pages in a ledger, and the following annotation, as far as possible, lists them in the order as given in the manuscript. The group of etchings appear to be related in size, until the last ones, of 1888, and so the list may relate to the storage of copperplates rather than etchings. The original list frequently gives the sizes separated by / rather than x, but in the interests of clarity this had been transcribed consistently as x. The notes below identify the etchings in the order in which they appear on the page, including those unidentified or possible identifications.

3.  Return to Tilbury
Return to Tilbury (K.327), Ryde Pier (K.328), The Little Pool (K.74), Tilbury (K.317), Furniture-Shop (K.266), Rag-Shop, Milman's Row (K.272), Regent's Quadrant (K.239), Little Smithfield (K.160), T.A.Nash's Fruit-Shop (K.263), Alderney Street (K.238), The White Tower (K.150), The Fish-Shop, Busy Chelsea (K.264), The Penny Boat (K.67), Booth at a fair (K.249), Chelsea Wharf (K.89), The Dam Wood (K.145), Fanny Leyland (K.108), Weary (K.92), Amsterdam from the Tolhuis (K.91), Nocturne: Shipping (K.223), Wych Street (K.159), A Child on a Couch, No.2 (K.125).

4.  Fanny Leyland
Fanny Leyland (1857-1880), later Mrs Stevenson-Hamilton [more].

5.  Fish Shop Venice
Fish-Shop, Venice (K.218); The Little Forge (K.147); Nocturne: Salute (K.226); Price's Candle Works (K.154); Dordrecht (K.242); The Smithy (K.240); Fishing-Boats, Hastings (K.158); The Large Pool (K.174); The Guitar Player (K.140); Lord Wolseley (K.164); one unidentified; A Corner of the Palais Royale (K.248); Annie Haden (K.62); Dry-Dock, Southampton (K.322); Troop Ships (K.319); probably The Turret Ship (K.321); Visitor's Boat (K.320);Bunting (K.324); Old Women (K.224); The Boy (K.135); Battersea: Dawn (K.155) and Islands (K.222).

6.  Wolseley
Garnet Joseph Wolseley (1833-1913), 1st Viscount Wolseley, army officer [more].

7.  Annie Hayden
Annie Harriet Haden (1848-1937), later Mrs Charles Thynne, JW's niece [more].

8.  Troopships
The correct titles of the next three etchings were added by JW in pencil.

9.  The Boy
The etching shows Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

10.  Stables
Stables (K.225).

11.  The Fine Art Society
The Fine Art Society, print dealers, published the next fourteen etchings, twelve of them in Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5). They comprise The Palaces (K.187), Old Putney Bridge (K.178), Old Battersea Bridge (K.177), The Doorway (K.188), Nocturne (K.184), Little Venice (K.183), The Little Mast (K.185), The Riva, No.1 (K.192), The Mast (K.195), The Little Lagoon (K.186), The Traghetto, No.2 (K.191), The Piazzetta (K.189), The Beggars (K.194) and The Two Doorways (K.193).

12.  Little Chelsea
Chelsea (Memorial) (K.331), Little Maunder's (K.279), A Sketch at Dieppe (K.246), Little Steps, Chelsea (K.262), The Mantle (K.336) and The Seamstress (K.252).

13.  Miss Pettigrew
Possibly Bessie ('Hetty' or 'Harriet') Pettigrew (b. 1869), artists' model [more].

14.  The Cottage Door
Cottage Door (K.250); Sketch in St.James's Park (K.255); possibly Fruitshop (K.259); Old-Clothes Shop, No.1 (K.257); A Fragment of Piccadilly (K.256); Village Sweet-shop (K.251); one unidentified; Maude, Standing (K.114); Seats, Gray's Inn (K.299); Portsmouth Children (K.323); Butcher's Shop, Sandwich (K.308); Doorway, Sandwich (K.307); The Young Tree (K.296); The Towing-Path (K.254); possibly Babies, Gray's Inn (K.298); Clothes-Exchange, No.1 (K.287); Ramparts, Sandwich (K.309); Clothes-Exchange, No.2 (K.288); St.James's Place, Houndsditch (K.290); Petticoat Lane (K.285); and The Cock and the Pump (K.304).

15.  Madame
'Madame' would be either Joanna Hiffernan (b. ca 1843), JW's model and mistress [more], or Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more].

16.  The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, Sandwich (K.305); Black Eagle (K.312); Railway-Arch (K.268); The Fleet: Evening (K.326); possibly The Rag Gatherers (K.23); Abbey Jubilee (K.316); Hansom Cab (Wimpole Street) (K.286); The Bonnet-shop (K.253); King's Road, Chelsea (K.278); possibly Church Doorway, Edgemere (K.303), or a Chelsea subject; St. James's Street (K.169a); Windsor, No.2 (K.330); Windsor (Memorial) (K.329); Woods's Fruit-Shop (K.265); Dray-Horse, Paris (K.247); Babies, Gray's Inn (K.298); After the Sale, Hounsditch (K.294);Gray's Inn Place (K.297); Doorway, Gray's Inn (K.300); one unidentified; Dipping the Flag (K.325) and Monitors (K.318).

17.  Aug 12 1887
The deletion and addition to this line were made in red ink.

18.  Grays Inn The Hoop
Possibly Children, Gray's Inn (K.301); Savoy Scaffolding (K.267); one unidentified (possibly from the East London series, and similar to Babies, Gray's Inn (K.298)); Cutler Street, Hounsditch (K.292); Fleur De Lys Passage (K.289); Resting by the Stove (K.338); possibly The Fur Cloak (K.332); Wild West, Buffalo Bill (K.313); Wild West (K.314) or The Bucking Horse (K.315); another unidentified, possibly Sketch of Battersea Bridge (K.311); Melon-Shop, Hounsditch (K.293); Nut-Shop, St.James's Place (K.291); The Little Nurse (K.302); Flower-Market, Brussels (K.359); Brussels Children (K.365); Windows opposite hotel, Bourges (K.401); Butter Street, Brussels (K.364); Market-Place, Bruges (K.351);Canal, Ostend (K.353) and Gold-House, Brussels (K.360).

19.  Mr Doyle Carte
Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901), impresario and property developer [more]. There is a double line under the FAS etchings, above this name.

20.  Miss Lillie
Probably Lilian ('Lily') Pettigrew (b. 1870), artists' model [more].

21.  High Street Brussels
High Street, Brussels (K.358); Quai, Ostend (K.352); The Barrow, Brussels (K.357); one unidentified; Church, Brussels (K.356); Palaces, Brussels (K.361); another unidentified; Archway, Brussels (K.366); Grand Place, Brussels (K.362); House of the Swan, Brussels (K.363); The Beach, Ostend (K.354); two unidentified; possibly Courtyard, Rue P.L.Courier (K.368); possibly Gypsy Baby (Greedy Baby) (K.339); possibly Little Butter Street, Brussels (K.367); possibly Fish-Market, Ostend (K.349); possibly Gypsy Baby (Greedy Baby) (K.339); possibly Steps, Gray's Inn (K.295); one unidentified; and possibly Fish-Market, Ostend (K.349).

22.  Mrs Herbert
A model and acquaintance of JW, not identified.

23.  French Plates.
The remainder of the etchings were done in August/September 1888 when the Whistlers were on honeymoon in France.Chateau Verneuil (K.380), Gateway, Chartreux (K.396), one unidentified, Market-Women, Loches (K.386), one unidentified, Chateau Bridorez (K.378), two unidentified, Little Market-Place, Tours (K.375), one unidentified, Tour St.Antoine, Loches (K.392), possibly Doorway, Touraine (K.381), Courtyard, Rue P.L.Courier (K.368), Hotel Lallement, Bourges (K.399), three unidentified, Windows opposite hotel, Bourges (K.401), one unidentified, possibly Hotel Croix Blanche, Tours (K.373), Market-Place, Tours (K.374), The Wine Shop (K.370). The lack of correlation between the etchings listed and known titles suggests several copperplates listed here were cancelled and no impressions from them are known. A small group of such copperplates remained in JW's possession and are now in the Hunterian Art Gallery.

24.  left column
A small circular pattern has been drawn at the top, and a line has been drawn snaking through the text, from top to bottom.

25.  The Clock Tower - Amboise
Clock-Tower, Amboise (K.394), Chapel Doorway, Montresor (K.395), Chateau Amboise (K.393), Renaissance Window, Loches (K.390), Mairie, Loches (K.382), Hotel de la Promenade, Loches (K.391), Railway-Station, Voves (K.371), Under the Cathedral, Blois (K.397), Rue de la Rochefoucault (K.419), Court of the Monastery of St. Augustine, Bourges (K.398), From Agnes Sorrel's Walk (K.385), Hotel Lallement, Bourges (K.399), Notre Dame, Bourges (K.402), Market-Place, Loches (K.388), Rue des Bons Enfants, Tours (K.372), Chancellerie, Loches (K.383), Hotel de Ville, Loches (K.384), and finally three unidentified.

26.  [right column, and pp. 6-13]
The right column of p. 5, and the pages thereafter up to p. 14, have been ruled ready for the list to continue, but remain empty.