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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

Vitre: The Canal, 1893 Place made: Brittany, France
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic Transfer lithograph Support: light-weight cream antique laid paper torn from a book with traces of red ink along top, left and bottom edges.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: large centre , Arms of Amsterdam [two lions flanking a crowned shield with three vertical X's] ( Chicago( 1998) vol 2 cat no 17 p. 344)
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 32 [ listed by the printer] plus a posthumous edition of 45
Publisher: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
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 in April 1904. Lifetime impressions were printed by Thomas WAY (England 1837-1915) in 1893
Primary Insc: signed on stone c.r. in image [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W.39" verso: circular estate stamp in red ink with initials " R.B.P"[Rosalind Birnie Philip]; l.r corner, in brown ink " 56"; l.r, in pencil " 1980.3971".
Dimensions: comp 23.4 h x 14.6 w cm sheet 31.4 h x 18.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 63
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3971