United States of America 1834
- France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895
Nursemaids: "Les bonnes du Luxembourg"
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)
comp 20.4 h x 15.8 w cm sheet 41.6 h x 26.8 w cm
: Chicago (1998), 81
: Purchased 1978 Accession No
: NGA 78.468 Subject
: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.