United States of America 1834
- France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895
London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique:
prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: medium-weight cream antique laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: three watermarks verso c.l edge "O.W.P. & A.O.L." ; l.r " O.W.P" and u.r "A.O.L" ( upside down) [ Chicago( 1998), 220]( see notes)
Edition State: only state
Edition: Edition of 6 plus a posthumous edition of 30
Publisher: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1904-03-31
Edition Notes: This lithograph bears the circular estate stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip which indicates a posthumous impression
Posthumous impressions by the GOULDING Frederick Firm at Kingston House Studios, 53 shepherd's Bush Road, West London
Printed by SMITH A.
Lifetime impressions were printed by WAY Thomas (England 1837-1915)
Primary Insc: signed c.r, on stone [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W 38"; bot c., in pencil " The Tea Party"
verso: circular estate stamp l.l,in blue-black ink with initials "RBP"; inscribed l.r, in pencil " C36899"; l.r, circled in pencil " 171"; l.r , in pencil " 1978.466".
comp 17.2 h x 18.6 w cm sheet 37.7 h x 26.0 w cm
: Chicago (1998), 40
: Purchased 1978 Accession No
: NGA 78.466 Subject
: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.