James A. WHISTLER, The forge Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The forge 1861
Collection Title: A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects (Thames Set) 1871
Page: no.3
Place made: Brittany, France
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio drypoint Support: medium-weight cream laid paper, trimmed, leaving a small boarder around plate-mark.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark c. vertically "DE ERVEN D. BLAUW"; 16.3 X 0.8 cm; 2.5 cm between chain lines; 8 laid lines per 1cm.
Edition State: 3rd state of 4
Edition: edition of 100
Publisher: Messrs Ellis and Green
Place Published: London.
Date Published: 1871

Edition Notes: Initial proofs and impressions by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) and DELATRE Auguste ( France, Paris: 1822-1907) Published set issued by Ellis and Green at 33 King St, Covent Gardens, London 1871 Later impressions printed by Frederick Goulding.
Primary Insc: signed and dated l.r, on plate"Whistler/ 1861."
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " DB#8"; inscribed l.r, in pencil " L63". verso: Royal Library, stamp, bot.c. " Royal Library, Windsor"; collector's stamp of trefoil c.r, in brown ink ( Cunningham); inscribed, l.l.v, in pencil " c41584"
Dimensions: plate-mark 19.4 h x 31.8 w cm sheet 21.4 h x 34.1 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 68
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.454
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.