James A. WHISTLER, Drury Lane rags Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Drury Lane rags 1888 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic Transfer lithograph Support: light-weight off-white wove paper with a deckled left edge
Manufacturer's Mark: Watermark: lower c. ECHARCON'; directly under "MA" [ both upside down in relation to image] ( Chicago( 1998) vol 2 cat no 115 p.368)
Edition State: only state
Edition: 14 impressions plus a posthumous edition of 47
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1904

Edition Notes: This impression bears the circular estate stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip indicating that it is a posthumous impression.Posthumous impressions were printed by the GOULDING Frederick firm on the 26th May 1904.Lifetime impressions were printed by Thomas WAY (England 1837-1915) in 1888". The watermark on this lithograph also suggests that the impression is a Goulding reprint as it is listed as a posthumous watermark in the Chicago Institute Catalogue Raisonne of Whistler's lithographs.
Primary Insc: Signed on stone, c.r in image [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil "Way 21" verso: faint circular estate stamp l.l, in red ink with initials "R.B.P" [Rosalind Birnie Philip]; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1980.3970".
Dimensions: comp 15.0 h x 16.2 w cm sheet 34.8 h x 22.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 25
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3970