James A. WHISTLER, La robe rouge [The red dress] Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

La robe rouge [The red dress] 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: light-weight, off white, antique laid paper.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: c. "G.R" [surmounted by a crown, to each side is a leaf or flower design, all enclosed within a circle ]( Chicago ( 1998) 98)
Edition State: first state of two
Edition: posthumous edition of 42
Publisher: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Place Published: Kingston House, Studios, 53 shepherd's Bush Road, West London
Date Published: 1904-04-14

Edition Notes: Posthumous impressions by the GOULDING Frederick firm printed by SMITH A. ( employee of the Goulding firm) lifetime impressions were printed by WAY Thomas (England 1837-1915) in an edition of 23 ( including both states)
Primary Insc: signed c.l, on stone [ Whistler's butterfly monogram ]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed u.r corner," 36". Inscribed bot.c, in pencil " La robe rouge". verso: inscribed l.l, in pencil " W68. L96"; circular estate stamp l.l, in dark blue ink with initials " RBP" [Rosalind Birnie Philip]; l.r, in pencil " 1980.3987".
Dimensions: comp 18.6 h x 14.8 w cm sheet 33.4 h x 20.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 107
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3987