James A. WHISTLER, Little court Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Little court (1880-81)
Collection Title: A Set of Twenty- Six Etchings (Second Venice Set) 1886
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: light-weight cream laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Edition State: only state
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: 133 New Bond Street. 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 brown ink, 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 u.r [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscription c, in pencil " Little Court k.236 / c.31224" verso: collector's stamp of trefoil c, in brown ink [ Cunningham]
Dimensions: plate-mark 12.6 h x 17.4 w cm sheet 13.2 h x 17.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 236
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.423
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.