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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

Tete-a-tete in the garden 1894 Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic Transfer lithograph Support: Light-weight cream laid paper with visible fibres
Manufacturer's Mark: None.
Edition State: only state
Edition: Edition of 28 plus a posthumous edition of 39.
Place Published: London.
Date Published: 1894

Edition Notes: Proofed and Printed by by Thomas WAY Senior ( England 1837-1915) and Thomas Robert WAY ( England 1861-1913) at 21 Wellington Street, London. This lithograph bears the lifetime stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip indicating that this impression is one belonging to the edition of 28 printed during Whistler's life. Rosalind Birnie Philip had a posthumous edition of 39 impressions printed by GOULDING Frederick(1842-1909) on 11th April 1904
Primary Insc: signed l.l, in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W54 Tete a tete in the garden". Verso: inscribed upper l., in pencil " C354 85"; collector's trefoil lower c., in brown ink [Cunningham]; rectangular estate stamp l.l, in red ink with initials "R.B.P" [Rosalind Birnie Philip]; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 180 [encircled]"; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1978.475".
Dimensions: comp 19.8 h x 16.6 w cm sheet 32.4 h x 23.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 90
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.475
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.