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United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The smithy c. 1878-1882 Place made: Belgium
Materials & Technique: prints, Intaglio Etching with drypoint and burnishing. Support: Light-weight off-white antique laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l.
Manufacturer's Mark: drystamp: undecipherable circular drystamp l.l c
Edition State: 2nd state of 5
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: London

Edition Notes: Proofing and printing by WHISTLER,James ( Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834- Great Britain, 1903) The etching plate for this work is in the Hunterian collection, University of Glasgow. Printed in black ink, from one copper plate.
Primary Insc: Signed l.l. on tab, in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram] " imp"; inscribed on plate, l.r [Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: Verso: inscribed l.l, in pencil " k240"; inscribed bot c. " The Smithy... 149";inscribed l.r, in pencil "C34647'; l.r, in pencil 103 ( encircled); collector's stamp of trefoil upper l., in brown ink [Cunningham]; inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1978.499".
Dimensions: plate-mark 17.6 h x 22.6 w cm sheet 18.2 h x 22.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1909), 240
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.499
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.