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United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Railway arch (1886-88) Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: light-weight, cream, antique laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark l.r.
Edition State: 1st state of 2
Impression: first proof.
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: London

Edition Notes: Proofing and printing by WHISTLER,James ( Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834- Great Britain, 1903) Printed in black ink, from one copper plate.
Primary Insc: signed l.r. on tab,in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram] "imp"; signed l.l, on plate [ Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's initials l.r, in pencil " HM"[ Howard Mansfield]; collector's stamp verso of tab l.l, in blue ink( partial) " HM" [Howard Mansfield]; collector's stamp c., in black ink "HW" [ Harris G. Whittemore Lugt 1342]; artists' butterfly monogram with notation by Whistler, in pencil "first state" [ see Lugt 1342]; inscribed l.l, in pencil " 225246/ ol-"; l.l, in pencil" K268"; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1978.438".
Dimensions: plate-mark 7.0 h x 16.2 w cm sheet 7.4 h x 16.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 268
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.438
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.