James A. WHISTLER, La Salute: dawn Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

La Salute: dawn 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: medium-weight cream antique laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Edition State: 4th state of 4
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 brown ink with plate-tone from one copper plate
Primary Insc: signed on tab l.l, in pencil[Whistler's butterfly monogram[ curved with no vertical lines];inscribed on tab l.l, in pencil "imp"; etched c.l as part of image[ Whistler's butterfly monogram [ curved with antennae and vertical lines on wings]]
Tertiary Insc: verso: collectors stamp of trefoil l.r above tab, in brown ink[Cunningham];collector's stamp l.l, in blue ink " A [ encircled] "[ G.M.Adams b.1878-? American writer and journalist based in New York] [ Lugt 59]
Dimensions: plate-mark 12.5 h x 20.2 w cm sheet 13.2 h x 20.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 215
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.412
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.