James A. WHISTLER, Doorway and vine Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Doorway and vine 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
Manufacturer's Mark: fleur de lys surmounted by a crown and below "4/BVG"
Edition State: 9th state of 9
Edition: Edition of 30 plus 12 extra impressions of 15 plates, and an extra 123 proofs that were 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)
Primary Insc: printed l.c.r , from plate [Whistler's butterfly monogram] signed on tab l.l, in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]; inscribed on tab l.l, in pencil "imp".
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's trefoil stamp c.l , in brown ink [ Cunningham]; collector's monogram l.l.c, in pencil " E.R.M" [ E.R.Martin (?)]; collector's monogram stamp verso of Whistler's tab, in blue ink [ Howard Mansfield, b.1844-? New York Lawyer; important collector of Whistler's prints]; collector's stamp c. in grey ink" HW" [ Harris G. Whittemore; who purchased Mansfields collection in 1919]
Dimensions: plate-mark 23.2 h x 16.8 w cm sheet 23.8 h x 16.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 196; Mansfield (1909), 193
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.399
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.