James A. WHISTLER, The cock and the pump Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The cock and the pump (1887) Place made: Kent, England
Materials & Technique: prints, Intaglio Etching Support: Light-weight off-white laid paper trimmed to the plate- mark leaving a small tab l.l.
Edition State: only state
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill

Edition Notes: Proofing and printing by WHISTLER,James ( Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834- Great Britain, 1903) Printed in dark brown ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate.
Primary Insc: Signed l.l. on tab, in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram] "imp"; inscribed.l, on plate [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed l.l, in pencil " a36709"; inscribed bot c., in pencil "s2590"; inscribed l.r, in pencil " Arthur Coll" [ collection of Thomas G. Arthur (?) 1857-1907 Glasgow industrialist lugt 129]; collector's stamp of trefoil u.r, in brown ink [ Cunningham]; collector's stamp l.r, in black ink " E.G.K"[ E.G.Kennedy, b. 1849-?, New York print dealer and cataloguer of Whistler's etchings Lugt 857]
Dimensions: plate-mark 21.8 h x 13.9 w cm sheet 22.2 h x 13.9 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 304
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.501
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.