James A. WHISTLER, Mother and child, no. 1 Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Mother and child, no. 1 1891 and 1895 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: medium-weight, cream antique laid paper.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso c.r edge ( partial watermark- top half of fortune figure) see notes
Edition State: second state of two
Edition: edition of 33 impressions between two states.
Place Published: Thomas Way and Son, 21 Wellington Street, London ( printing firm)
Date Published: 1895

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 of 33 impressions printed during Whistler's life. Rosalind Birnie Philip had a posthumous edition of 26 impressions printed by GOULDING Frederick ( 1842-1909) on 21st of April 1904.
Primary Insc: signed u.l, on stone [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: rectangular estate stamp l.l, in red-brown ink with initials " RBP" [ Rosalind Birnie Philip]; l.r, in pencil " W80" ; l.r, in pencil " 1980.3955".
Dimensions: comp 18.4 h x 19.0 w cm sheet 28.3 h x 22.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 51
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3955