James A. WHISTLER, The doctor Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The doctor 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 laid paper torn from a book with red ink along top, right and bottom edge.
Manufacturer's Mark: large watermark c. Basle Crozier surrounded by shields of 12 cantons of the Helvetian confederation with HN lifetime countermark ( see notes)
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 33
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 this impression is one belonging to the edition of 33 impressions printed during Whistler's life. A published edition of 150 'large paper' and around 3000 regular sized impressions were machine printed by the Thomas Way firm for the publication of " The Pageant1 ( November 1896), p29.
Primary Insc: not signed on stone
Tertiary Insc: verso: rectangular estate stamp l.l ( indicating a lifetime impression), in red-brown ink with initials "RBP" [ Rosalind Birnie Philip]; inscribed l.l, in pencil " W 78, L 117; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1980.4004".
Dimensions: comp 17.8 h x 12.2 w cm sheet 32.4 h x 20.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 110
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.4004