James A. WHISTLER, Little draped figure, leaning Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Little draped figure, leaning 1894 Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: medium-weight, dark cream, antique laid paper ( torn sheet from a book, 3 edges discoloured to brown)
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: c. crowned " GR" counter mark to Pro Patria ( lifetime stamp) (see notes)
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 48
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1893

Edition Notes: Printed by Thomas WAY Senior ( England 1837-1915) and Thomas Robert WAY ( England 1861-1913) This lithograph has the lifetime stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip which indicates this impression is one belonging to the edition of 48 printed during Whistler's life. Rosalind Birnie Philip had a posthumous edition of 27 impressions printed by GOULDING Frederick ( 1842-1909) on 23rd of November 1903.
Primary Insc: signed l.l, in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]; signed l.r, on stone [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed l.l, in pencil " W51, 683"; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1980.3954"; rectangular estate stamp l.l, in brown ink with initials" RBP" [ Rosalind Birnie Philip].
Dimensions: comp 18.0 h x 14.6 w cm sheet 29.3 h x 19.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 76
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3954