United States of America 1834
- France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895
Materials & Technique:
prints, Planographic Lithograph Support: Light-weight cream antique laid paper torn from a book.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: centre. crowned " G R" countermark to PRO PATRIA F1 ( Chicago( 1998) vol 2 n93)
Edition State: only state
Edition: 1 of 28 lifetime impressions
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: Thomas Way and Son, 21 Wellington Street, London [ printing firm]
Date Published: 1889
Edition Notes: Printed by WAY Thomas Robert ( England 1861-1913) and WAY Thomas senior ( England 1837-1915)
This lithograph has the lifetime stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip which suggests this impression is one belonging to the edition of28 impressions printed during Whistler's life.
Rosalind Birnie Philip had a posthumous edition of 40 impressions printed by
GOULDING Frederick ( 1842-1909) on 23rd of February 1904)
Printed in black ink from one stone.
Primary Insc: Signed, l.l in pencil, [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]; signed on stone c.r, in image [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: rectangular estate stamp [representing a lifetime impression] l.l, in red-brown ink with initials " RBP" [Rosalind Birnie Philip, executer of Whistler's estate]; inscribed bot. c, in pencil " way 31"; l.r, in pencil " 1980.3949".
comp 19.6 h x 11.4 w cm sheet 33.2 h x 20.6 w cm
: Chicago (1998), 31
: Purchased 1980 Accession No
: NGA 80.3949