James A. WHISTLER, The bridge Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The bridge [The Bridge] 1879-80
Collection Title: A Set of Twenty- Six Etchings (Second Venice Set) 1886
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: light-weight, cream, antique laid paper trimmed to the plate- mark leaving a small tab l.l, sheet has been reinforced with a thin backing paper
Manufacturer's Mark: centre: shield
Edition State: 6th state of 8
Edition: edition of 30; plus 12 extra impressions of 15 plates, and an extra 123 proofs printed by Whistler for Dowdeswell , a total of 1083 proofs.
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"; drypointed as part of image on plate, l.r [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil c.r, in brown ink [Cunningham].
Dimensions: plate-mark 29.8 h x 20.2 w cm sheet 30.6 h x 20.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 204; Mansfield( 1909), 201
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.495
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.