James A. WHISTLER, The duet Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The duet 1894 Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone Support: medium-weight off white(with a green cast) antique laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: centre, Strasburg lily within a shield, surmounted by a crown, with the letters 'VG" ( VAN GELDER countermark) Posthumous ( see notes)
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 39 impressions and 12 posthumous impressions
Place Published: London

Edition Notes: This print was either printed by WAY Thomas (England 1837-1915) in an edition of 39 impressions in 1894 otherwise it is a posthumous reprint by the GOULDING Frederick firm printed by SMITH A. ( employee of the Goulding firm) in an edition of 12 impressions, printed on the 29th of March 1904
Primary Insc: singed u.l, on stone [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l in pencil " X W64" verso: Inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1980.5961".
Dimensions: comp 27.8 h x 15.8 w cm sheet 38.2 h x 23.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 104
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3961