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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), DRURY LANE, etching, 1880-81, signed with the butterfly and inscribed imp in pencil [also with the butterfly upper right in the plate], on 18th Century laid paper, a proof impression apart from The Second Venice Set. References: Glasgow 243, only state; Kennedy 237, only state. In very good condition, with very wide margins, 6 3/8 x 3 7/8, the sheet 11 x 8 3/4 inches.
A fine early impression, printed in brownish/black ink.
Drury Lane, London, was known then as now as a centre of theatres and entertainment. Although titled the Second Venice Set four London scenes were included in the set.
The edition size for the set, and for Drury Lane, was 30 (a number of other prints in the set were also designated for an additional printing of 12).\