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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 old smith's story 1895 Place made: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: light-weight golden cream antique laid paper torn from a book.
Manufacturer's Mark: countermark: centre "BB".
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 15 plus a posthumous edition of 20
Publisher: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1903

Edition Notes: This impression bears the circular estate stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip indicating that it is a posthumous impression.Posthumous impressions were printed by the GOULDING Frederick firm on the 3rd December 1903.Lifetime impressions were printed by Thomas WAY (England 1837-1915) in 1895".
Primary Insc: signed on stone to appear l.r, in image [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil "W98" verso: circular estate stamp l.l, in red ink with initials "R.BP" [Rosalind Birnie Philip]; inscribed l.r, in pencil "1980.4010".
Dimensions: comp 19.8 h x 15.4 w cm sheet 31.4 h x 18.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 129
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.4010