James A. WHISTLER, Lobster pots Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Lobster pots [[Selsea Bill]] (1880-81)
Collection Title: A Set of Twenty- Six Etchings (Second Venice Set) 1886
Place made: England
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: partial watermark bot.c " 4WR" [ indistinct]
Edition State: 2nd state of 3
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: Proved 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 black 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"; etched as part of image l.r, in plate [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Secondary Insc: Inscription etched in plate l.r " Selsea Bill ".
Tertiary Insc: verso: initials l.r , in pencil [unidentified] " m n".
Dimensions: plate-mark 12.0 h x 20.0 w cm sheet 12.8 h x 20.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 235; Mansfield (1909), 233
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.407
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.