James A. WHISTLER, The lime-burner Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The lime-burner [W.Jones, Lime-burner, Thames Street] 1859
Collection Title: A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects (Thames Set) 1871
Page: no.9
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: medium-weight off white laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark:lower centre [ horizontally] " D & C BLAUW"; 1.6 X 15.3 cm; 2.5 cm between chain lines; 10 laid lines per cm.
Edition State: 2nd state of 2
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 Street, Covent Garden. Later impressions printed by Frederick Goulding. This impression printed in warm toned dark brown ink, from one copper plate
Primary Insc: signed and dated l.r., on plate ( diagonally) "Whistler/ 1859"
Tertiary Insc: verso: Inscribed l.r corner, in pencil "W44"; l.l, in pencil " # 30491"; bot.c, in pencil " The Lime-burners"; l.l corner, in pencil "ERM/ 2863 4X" verso: Collector's trefoil stamp, c.l , in brown ink (Cunningham)
Dimensions: plate-mark 25.2 h x 17.6 w cm sheet 36.8 h x 22.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 46
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.457
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.