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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 Tyresmith 1890 Place made: Chelsea, London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic Transfer lithograph Support: light-weight translucent cream oriental paper with chain and laid lines.
Manufacturer's Mark: no watermark
Edition State: only state
Impression: 8 impressions plus a published edition of between 500-1000 and a posthumous edition of 51.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1890

Edition Notes: Proofed and printed by Thomas WAY( England 1837-1915) and Thomas Robert WAY ( England 1861-1913) at 21 Wellington Street, London. This lithograph bears the lifetime stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip. Rosalind Birnie Philip had a posthumous edition of 51 impressions printed by GOULDING Frederick(1842-1909) on the 29th of March1904. A published edition of between 500-1000 impressions of the second state were machine printed for the publication ' The Whirlwind 2, no.20 ( 15th November 1904).
Primary Insc: signed on stone, to appear c.l in image [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W27" verso: rectangular estate stamp l.l, in red-brown ink with initials "R.B.P"[Rosalind Birnie Philip]; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1980.3998".
Dimensions: comp 16.6 h x 17.4 w cm sheet 31.8 h x 19.9 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 36
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3998