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.
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
Last updated: 25th October 2020 by Margaret