James A. WHISTLER, Temple Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Temple 1880-81
Collection Title: A Set of Twenty- Six Etchings (Second Venice Set) 1886
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: light-weight, cream, laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Edition State: only state
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: Proved 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 brown ink 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 as part of image [ Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil l.r (twice), in brown ink [ Cunningham]; collector's stamp of figure standing on the letters "OG( encircled)" bot.c [ Otto Gerstenbeg b. 1848-(?) Berlin Director of insurance company] Lugt 2785.
Dimensions: plate-mark 10.0 h x 15.2 w cm sheet 10.6 h x 15.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 234; Mansfield 1909), 231
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.507
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.