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James WHISTLER

United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Bird-cages, Drury Lane (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.r.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark verso l.l. ( top part of crowned shield)
Edition State: only state
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: London

Edition Notes: Proofing and printing by WHISTLER,James ( Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834- Great Britain, 1903) The etching plate for this work is in the Hunterian collection, University of Glasgow. Printed in black ink, from one copper plate
Primary Insc: Signed l.r. on tab, in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]"imp"; inscribed c.l, on plate[ Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: Verso: collector's stamp of a female figure standing above initials "O.G", l.l, in brown ink [ Otto Gerstenberg, b. 1848. Berlin, insurance director Lugt 2785]; collector's stamp of trefoil c.r, in brown ink [ Cunningham]; inscribed l.l, in pencil "K281"; inscribed l.r, in pencil "45"; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1978.432".
Dimensions: plate-mark 13.4 h x 9.7 w cm sheet 13.6 h x 9.7 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 281
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.432
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.