James A. WHISTLERThomas Robert WAYThomas WAYJames A. WHISTLER, The toilet Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 2

James WHISTLER

United States of America 1834 – England 1903

artist

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

Thomas Robert WAY

1861 – 1913

printer

Thomas WAY

1837 – 1915

printer

James WHISTLER

United States of America 1834 – England 1903

publisher

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

The toilet 1878 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, Planographic lithotint with scraping, printed in black ink; touched with white gouache. Support: medium weight cream machine wove paper with two semi circular tears top.r and l.r edge
Edition State: fourth state of five
Impression: 1 of 2 artists proofs (one of two fourth state impressions that Whistler highlighted with white chalk)
Edition: 12 First state impressions, hundreds of second state impressions, a published edition of hundreds, and several proofs.
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: London.
Date Published: 1878

Edition Notes: Printed by Thomas Way ( England 1837-1915) and WAY Thomas Robert ( England 1861-1913) at 21 Wellington Street, A published edition of hundreds of 2nd state, machine printed impressions were printed for the publication "Piccadilly, no 9 (11th July 1878).
Primary Insc: signed l.l, on stone, [ Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " 6."; l.r, in pencil " touched proof" ; l.r, in pencil " Girl with fan/ Piccadilly" verso: l.r, in pencil " 1978.452"
Dimensions: comp 25.8 h x 16.2 w cm sheet 36.8 h x 23.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 10
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.452
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.