James A. WHISTLER, Fleur de Lys Passage Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Fleur de Lys Passage (1886-88) Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: light-weight cream antique laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l.
Manufacturer's Mark: large watermark:verso lower left edge ( bot half ) " PRO PATRIA" [ figure seated with rampant lion and fence]
Edition State: 3rd state of 3
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: London

Edition Notes: Printed by WHISTLER, James ( Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834- Great Britain, 1903) Printed in brown ink, from one copper plate.
Primary Insc: signed l.l on tab, in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram] "imp"; inscribed u.l, on plate [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Secondary Insc: inscribed as part of image upper c. , on plate " ENTRANCE TO THE EXHIBITION CLOTHS EXCHANGE".
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil c., in brown ink [Cunningham]; inscribed bot, faint penciled sentence( illeg); inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1978.430".
Dimensions: plate-mark 18.2 h x 8.2 w cm sheet 18.5 h x 8.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 289
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.430
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.