James A. WHISTLER, The broad bridge Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The broad bridge 1878 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithotint, printed in brown ink from one stone. Support: medium weight off-white machine wove paper
Edition State: only state
Edition: Edition of 12 hand pulled impressions plus an edition of hundreds of machine printed impressions.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1878

Edition Notes: Printed by WAY Thomas Robert ( England 1861-1913) and WAY Thomas senior ( England 1837-1915). A published edition of many hundred impressions were machine printed (see notes)
Primary Insc: signed l.r, on stone [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: inscribed l.l, in pencil " c3/ 83/ m75"; l.r ,in pencil " c.10024". verso: two collector's stamps of trefoil c., in brown ink [ Cunningham]
Dimensions: comp 18.2 h x 27.8 w cm sheet 19.7 h x 28.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 11
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.450
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.