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James WHISTLER

United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Savoy pigeons 1896 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph, printed in black ink from one stone. Support: medium-weight cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark centre left edge 'O.W.P & A.O.L. ( Chicago( 1998) vol 2, p393
Edition State: only state
Edition: 23 impressions[ listed by the printer Way] plus 32 posthumous impressions.
Publisher: The Studio
Place Published: Kingston House, Studios, 53 shepherd's Bush Road, West London
Date Published: 1903

Edition Notes: This impression is most likely a posthumous impression as the paper bears a watermark which reappears on many posthumous impressions printed by Goulding. Posthumous impressions by the GOULDING Frederick firm printed by SMITH A. on the 28th October 1903. lifetime impressions were printed by WAY Thomas (England 1837-1915) in 1896 an edition of 23.
Primary Insc: signed , l.r, on stone [Whistler's printed butterfly signature]/not dated.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W118". verso: inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1980.3958".
Dimensions: comp 20.0 h x 13.8 w cm sheet 37.8 h x 25.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 154
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3958