James A. WHISTLER, The dancing girl Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

  • France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895

The dancing girl 1889 Materials & Technique: prints, Planographic Transfer lithograph Support: Medium-weight smooth wove paper torn from a book.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark, bot edge 'H Smith and Son 1824' ( Chicago( 1998) vol 2 no 280).
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 32 impressions plus a posthumous edition of 35.
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: 21 Wellington Street, London.
Date Published: 1890

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 indicates this impression is one belonging to the edition of 32 printed during Whistler's life. Rosalind Birnie Philip had a posthumous edition of 35 impressions printed by GOULDING Frederick ( 1842-1909) on the 9th of December 1903. Printed in black ink from one stone.
Primary Insc: Signed at l.r. in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram]; inscribed on stone to appear c.l in image [ Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: verso: rectangular estate stamp l.l, in brown ink with initials " RBP" [Rosalind Birnie Philip]; inscribed l.l, in pencil " w30.L.45"; l.r, in pencil " 1980.3952".
Dimensions: comp 18.0 h x 14.6 w cm sheet 31.7 h x 20.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 29
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3952