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"The Old Clothes Shop, Houndsditch" c.1887-1890

Gilded reeded, 32.5 x 41.5 x 3.2 None CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) This unfinished painting shows Whistler's method of working; he has sketched in the overall design in brown before working up individual areas in greater detail. Pictures and books for sale can be seen inside the shop, although there is little evidence of the clothes mentioned in the title. An alternative titl…