James A. WHISTLER, The novel: girl reading Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The novel: girl reading probably 1889 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: medium-weight cream, antique laid paper.
Manufacturer's Mark: two watermarks: c.r edge, "O.W.P. & A.O.L." and verso l.l " A.O.L". ( Chicago ( 1998), vol II p393)
Edition State: only state
Impression: posthumous edition of 52
Publisher: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1904-01-25

Edition Notes: Posthumous impressions by the GOULDING Frederick firm at Kingston House, Studios, 53 shepherd's Bush Road, West printed by SMITH A. ( employee of the Goulding firm) lifetime impressions were printed by WAY Thomas (England 1837-1915) in an edition of 5 listed by the printer T.R Way.( This record of lifetime impressions is known to be inaccurate with at least 12 impressions having been discovered [Chicago ( 1998), vol 1 p143]) Printed in black ink from one stone.
Primary Insc: not signed.
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed l.l, in pencil " W32"; inscribed l.r " 1980.3953".
Dimensions: comp 19.6 h x 7.8 w cm sheet 37.6 h x 25.7 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 32
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3953