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James WHISTLER

United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The marketplace, Vitre 1893 Place made: Paimpol, Brittany, Côtes-d'Armor, France
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: medium-weight off-white antique laid paper torn from a book.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: large, centre [ crowned strasbourg lily with Wr/ GVH countermark] ( Chicago(1998) vol 2 cat No 300 p424)
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 12 plus a posthumous edition of 56.
Publisher: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1904

Edition Notes: This impression bears the circular estate stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip indicating that it is a posthumous impression.Posthumous impressions were printed by the GOULDING Frederick firm on the 3rd May 1904.Lifetime impressions were printed by Thomas WAY (England 1837-1915) in 1893".
Primary Insc: signed on stone to appear upper c. in image [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " Way 40/ K8447/ market place Vitre"; bot. c , in pencil "J4525; l.r, in pencil "W.562.8". verso: circular estate stamp l.l, in red ink with initials "R.B.P" [Rosalind Birnie Philip]; collector's stamp of trefoil upper c., in brown ink [Cunningham]; l.r, in pencil "163"[ encircled];l.r, in pencil "W5629"; l.r, in pencil " 1978.467".
Dimensions: comp 20.0 h x 15.8 w cm sheet 36.8 h x 23.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 62
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.467
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.