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"The Beach, Ostend" 1887

Royal (1) s. in plate with butterfly; c.l.
(2) s.; v. "Nathaniel Sparks / imp" CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) PRINT SPARKS, Nathaniel; (English; 1880-1957) This beachscape was made by Whistler in 1887 during a trip made to the town of Ostend in Belgium. This impression was taken by Nathaniel Sparks in 1903, after Whistler's death. The etching plate for this work is also in the Hunterian collection (GLAHA 50397).
Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958.