James A. WHISTLER, La belle dame paresseuse [The beautiful woman lazing] Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

La belle dame paresseuse [The beautiful woman lazing] 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, cream, laid paper [ torn from a book]
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 28 ( with an addition of 14 posthumous impressions)
Place Published: London

Edition Notes: This print was either printed by WAY Thomas (England 1837-1915) in an edition of 28 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 14 on the 28th of March 1904. In total , 42 impressions of this transfer lithograph were printed before the stone was erased in 1904.
Primary Insc: signed c.r, on stone [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W62" verso: inscribed l.r, in pencil "54"; l.r, in pencil " 1980.3986".
Dimensions: comp 23.6 h x 17.2 w cm sheet 34.6 h x 25.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 98
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3986