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

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The Butcher's Shop

The Butcher's Shop probably dates from between 1888 and 1895. The confident brushwork and rich colour correspond to Whistler's work in the late 1880s, and the signature suggests a date in the early 1890s.

The Butcher's Shop, Freer Gallery of Art
The Butcher's Shop, Freer Gallery of Art

An inscription on the back of the frame reads 'Butcher Shop - Dieppe'. Whistler was in Dieppe on several occasions in the 1880s and 1890s. 1


1: 'Possibly painted in 1888 or 1889' according to YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 383).

Last updated: 25th October 2020 by Margaret