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United States of America 1834 – England 1903


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

Kensington Gardens January1896 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone. Support: light-weight off-white laid paper torn from a book; traces of ink along edges top, r, and bot as well as visible sew holes along trimmed left edge.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: upper left edge[partial] [hunting horn in shield with letters 'G R' below]
Edition State: only state
Edition: 12 proofs ( listed by the printer) plus 53 posthumous impressions
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: Kingston House, Studios, 53 shepherd's Bush Road, West London
Date Published: 1904

Edition Notes: This impression most likly posthumous as it has not been signe din pencil by the artist and impressions made during his lifetime are rare. Posthumous impressions by the GOULDING Frederick firm printed by SMITH A. ( employee of the Goulding firm) 29th April 1904. lifetime impressions were printed by WAY Thomas (England 1837-1915)
Primary Insc: signed lower centre left, on stone, [ Whistler's printed butterfly monogram]/not dated.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W09" verso: l.r, in pencil " 1980.3957".
Dimensions: comp 16.8 h x 14.8 w cm sheet 23.7 h x 18.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 140
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3957