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United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The little doorway, Lyme Regis 1895 Place made: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: light-weight off-white antique laid paper torn from a ledger book with needle holes along left edge.
Manufacturer's Mark: large watermark: c. Pro Patria ( figure wielding a blunt instrument and standing within a fence, above 'PRO PATRIA'(( Chicago( 1998)vol ii cat No 236 p397)
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 15 plus a posthumous edition of 30.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1895

Edition Notes: proofs by Thomas WAY senior ( England 1837-1915) and Thomas Robert WAY ( England 1861-1913) printed by Thomas Robert WAY,and Thomas WAY senior at 21 Wellington Street, London. Rosalind Birnie Philip the executer of Whistler's estate had a posthumous edition of 30 impressions printed by Frederick Goulding (1842-1909) on 1st February1904
Primary Insc: signed l.r. in pencil,[ Whistler's butterfly monogram]; signed on stone to appear c.r. in image [Whislter's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l in brown ink" 120"[ upside down] verso: l.l, in pencil " C445 44"; l.l, pencil " a9375-150"; collector's stamp upper r, trefoil , in brown ink [ Cunningham]; collector's stamp upper r, in black ink [ indistinct]; inscribed lower r., in brown ink "119"[upside down]; penciled inscription bottom c [ indistinct]; l.r, in pencil " 1978.481".
Dimensions: comp 23.2 h x 15.0 w cm sheet 32.0 h x 20.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 119
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.481
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.