James A. WHISTLER, Wheelwright Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Wheelwright 1879-80
Collection Title: A Set of Twenty- Six Etchings (Second Venice Set) 1886
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: light-weight cream laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Edition State: 4th state of 5
Edition: Edition of 30
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1886

Edition Notes: Proofs by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Printed by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Assisted by MENPES, Mortimer ( Australia 1855- Great Britain-1938) Assisted by SICKERT, Walter Richard (Great Britain 1860-1942) Printed in black ink with plate-tone from one copper plate
Primary Insc: signed on tab l.l , in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram];inscribed on tab, l.l, in pencil "imp"; etched l.l above tab, in plate [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil c.r, in brown ink[ Cunningham]; inscribed l.r, in pencil "Rawlinson collection" [ W.R.Rawlinson ( ?) b. 1840, art historian and collector of Turner's prints. lugt 2624]
Dimensions: plate-mark 12.6 h x 17.6 w cm sheet 13.4 h x 17.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 233; Mansfield (1909), 230
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.487
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.