James A. WHISTLER, Turkeys Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Turkeys 1879-80
Collection Title: A Set of Twenty- Six Etchings (Second Venice Set) 1886
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: light-weight cream, laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Edition State: 2nd state of 2
Edition: Edition of 30; plus 12 extra impressions of 15 plates, and an extra 123 proofs printed by Whistler for Dowdeswell , a total of 1083 proofs.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1886

Edition Notes: Proofs by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Printed by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Assisted by MENPES, Mortimer ( Australia 1855- Great Britain-1938) Assisted by SICKERT, Walter Richard (Great Britain 1860-1942) Printed in dark brown ink with plate-tone from one copper plate.
Primary Insc: signed on tab l.l , in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]; inscribed on tab l.l ,in pencil "imp".
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil u.l ,in brown ink [ Cunningham]; collector's monogram bot.c, in pencil " I/ c(reversed) u"; l.r, in pencil "No... (indistinct); l.r.c, in pencil " 9 / a422501".
Dimensions: plate-mark 20.6 h x 13.0 w cm sheet 21.2 h x 13.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 199; Mansfield (1909), 196
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.396
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.