Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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Old Clothes Shop, Houndsditch

Old Clothes Shop, Houndsditch is unfinished and therefore difficult to date. However, it could well date from 1887, when it is known Whistler was working in Houndsditch, or later in the 1890s, up to 1901. 1

Old Clothes Shop, Houndsditch, The Hunterian
Old Clothes Shop, Houndsditch, The Hunterian

In 1887 Whistler worked in Petticoat Lane and other sites in the East End of London including St James's Place, at the heart of the Jewish enclave, the site of the great Synagogue and a number of small family-run shops, where he etched, for instance, St James's Place, Houndsditch [255] and Cutler Street, Houndsditch [361].


1: Dated 'about 1885/90' in YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 371).

Last updated: 22nd October 2020 by Margaret