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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

Nursemaids: "Les bonnes du Luxembourg" 1894 Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: medium-weight dark cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower c. and upper c. two mirrored images of initials " M and C" flanking lion in shield (posthumous) (see notes)
Edition State: 2nd state of 2
Edition: posthumous edition of 48
Publisher: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1904-04-19

Edition Notes: Posthumous impressions by the Frederick Goulding firm printed by SMITH A. ( employee of the Goulding firm) lifetime impressions were printed byThomas WAY (England 1837-1915) in an edition of 26 ( including both states) A published edition of around 3000 machine printed impressions were made by Way Thomas Robert (1861-1913) and issued by " The Art Journal 46" No 120 ( December 1894).
Primary Insc: signed l.r, on stone [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " way 48 "; l.r, in pencil " c.372851" verso: circular estate stamp l.l, in brown ink with initials " RBP" [ Rosalind Birnie Philip] ( This circular stamp represents impressions that were made posthumously)
Dimensions: comp 20.4 h x 15.8 w cm sheet 41.6 h x 26.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 81
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.468
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.