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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 clock-makers, Paimpol 1893 Place made: Paimpol, Brittany, Côtes-d'Armor, France
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: light-weight semi-translucent off-white[with a slight green cast] antique laid 'D&C Blauw'
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark:centre 'D & C Blauw' with hunting horn in crowned shield ( Chicago(1998) vol 2 cat no 53 p 354)
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 12 plus a posthumous edition of 53
Publisher: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1904

Edition Notes: Posthumous impressions were printed by the GOULDING Frederick firm on the 22nd February 1904.Lifetime impressions were printed by Thomas WAY (England 1837-1915) in 1893". The watermark on this lithograph is listed in the catalogue raisonne as appearing on the posthumous edition suggesting this impression was printed by Goulding in 1904
Primary Insc: signed on stone to appear centre left in image [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Secondary Insc: printed text as part of image centre, in reverse [ indistinct]
Tertiary Insc: inscribed l.l, in pencil " W42 L69". verso: inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1980.3976".
Dimensions: comp 20.2 h x 14.2 w cm sheet 36.4 h x 23.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 65
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3976