James A. WHISTLER, The sisters Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The sisters 1894/95 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 laid paper ( full sheet with deckle edges on all four sides).
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: centre, crest with 'G L'
Edition State: second state of two
Edition: edition of 50 second state impressions
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: 21 Wellington Street, London
Date Published: 1895

Edition Notes: proofs by WAY Thomas senior ( England 1837-1915) and WAY Thomas Robert ( England 1861-1913) printed by WAY Thomas Robert ( England 1861-1913) and WAY Thomas senior ( England 1837-1915) This lithograph has the lifetime stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip which indicates this impression is one belonging to the edition of 50 second state impressions printed during Whistler's life.
Primary Insc: signed l.l, in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram];inscribed u.l, on stone [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W 71 II". verso: rectangular estate stamp ( indicating a life time impression) , in red-brown ink with initials " RBP" [ Rosalind Birnie Philip]; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1980.3990".
Dimensions: comp 14.8 h x 23.4 w cm sheet 21.0 h x 29.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 109
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3990