James A. WHISTLER, The tall bridge Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The tall bridge 1878 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithotint, in brown ink from one stone. Support: Medium-weight white machine made wove paper.The left and bottom edges have been straight cut, the top and right edges have been hand torn.
Edition State: 2nd state of 2
Edition: edition of hundreds (see notes)
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1878

Edition Notes: printed by WAY Thomas senior ( England 1837-1915) and WAY Thomas Robert ( England 1861-1913). A published edition of hundreds of second state machine printed impressions were printed for the publication "Piccadilly (25th July 1878) and were never issued, most of them destroyed.
Primary Insc: signed c.r. in image[ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil l.l in brown ink [Cunningham] verso: inscribed l.l , in pencil " Q46188/A5x"; inscribed lower c. in pencil " 6M".
Dimensions: comp 27.8 h x 18.0 w cm sheet 37.6 h x 26.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 12
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.470
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.