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United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The forge, Passage du Dragon 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 cream antique laid paper torn from a book.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark c., "G.R"surmounted by a crown ( countermark to PRO PATRIA F1) [ Chicago (1998), vol II p 364]
Edition State: 3rd state of 4
Impression: edition of 35 ( between four states)
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: 21 Wellington Street, London
Date Published: 1894

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 along with Whistler's penciled signature that this impression is one belonging to the edition of 35 impressions printed during Whistler's life. Rosalind Birnie Philip had a posthumous edition of 36 impressions printed by GOULDING Frederick ( 1842-1909) on 10th March 1904.
Primary Insc: signed l.r. in pencil[ Whistler's butterfly monogram]; inscribed u.l, on stone [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l , in pencil " W72"; verso: rectangular estate stamp l.l, in red-brown ink with initials " RBP" [ Rosalind Birnie Philip]; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1980.4000".
Dimensions: comp 21.8 h x 16.0 w cm sheet 33.0 h x 20.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 102
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.4000