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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

The master smith 1895 Place made: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: light-weight cream antique laid paper torn from a book with traces of ink along top, right and bottom edges
Manufacturer's Mark: countermark: centre left edge " GK" [ partial]
Edition State: second state of two
Edition: Edition of 15 (including both states) plus a posthumous edition of 36
Place Published: London

Edition Notes: This print was either printed by WAY Thomas (England 1837-1915) in an edition of 20 in 1895 otherwise it is a posthumous print by the GOULDING Frederick firm printed by SMITH A. in an edition of 36 on the 14th of December 1903
Primary Insc: signed on stone to appear upper r. in image [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W84" verso: inscribed l.l, in pencil " W84 L123"; l.r, in pencil " 1980.3962".
Dimensions: comp 10.6 h x 7.3 w cm sheet 20.0 h x 15.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 120
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3962