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United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The fair 1895/96 Place made: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph Support: light-weight cream antique laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: centre right [ partial] bottom part of fortune figure belonging to the countermark of VAN GELDER[ left leg with foot balancing on a sphere] ( Chicago( 1998) vol 2 Cat No 151 p.379)
Edition State: second state of two
Edition: 15 impressions printed (including both states) plus a posthumous edition of 30.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1896

Edition Notes: proofs by WAY Thomas senior ( England 1837-1915) and WAY Thomas Robert ( England 1861-1913). Printed by Thomas Robert WAY, and Thomas WAY senior 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 15 printed during Whistler's life. Rosalind Birnie Philip had a posthumous edition of 30 impressions printed by GOULDING Frederick(1842-1909) on 11th April 1904.
Primary Insc: signed on stone to appear upper r. in image [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " Way 92". verso: rectangular estate stamp l.l, in red-brown ink with initials " RBP" [Rosalind Birnie Philip]; collector's stamp of trefoil, centre .l, in brown ink [ Cunningham]; l.r, in pencil " 1978.482".
Dimensions: comp 23.4 h x 15.8 w cm sheet 28.2 h x 22.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 135
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.482
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.