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United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The desk (1873-75) Materials & Technique: prints, Intaglio Drypoint Support: Light-weight cream antique laid paper.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso c.l [foolscap]
Edition State: 2nd state of 4
Edition: According to The Hunterian Art Gallery Whistler Catalogue, impressions of this etching are extremely rare.
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Date Published: 1875

Edition Notes: Proofing and Printing by WHISTLER,James ( Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834- Great Britain, 1903) The etching plate for this work is in the Hunterian collection, University of Glasgow. Printed in black ink,from one copper plate.
Primary Insc: Signed l.r, in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: l.r corner, in black [ inked fingerprint];l.r, in pencil [ in Whistler's hand ] " The desk". verso: collector's stamp of female figure l.l, in brown ink, with initials" O.G" [ Otto. Gerstenberg]; collector's stamp of trefoil c.l, in brown ink [Cunningham]; l.l, in pencil " K133 ii/iv; l.r, in pencil " 1389/SW; l.r, in pencil, 1980.4029.
Dimensions: plate-mark 21.4 h x 13.8 w cm sheet 26.4 h x 20.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 133
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.4029