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James WHISTLER

United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Chelsea wharf 1863 Place made: Chelsea, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: light-weight ivory antique laid paper with a deckled bot edge, torn from a book
Manufacturer's Mark: Watermark: verso c.l [crowned shield with 3 X's flanked by two lions, Arms of Amsterdam ( Chicago( 1998) vol 2 No 19)
Edition State: 2nd state of 2
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: London

Edition Notes: Proofs 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
Primary Insc: signed l.r. on plate [diagonally], "Whistler 1863".
Secondary Insc: inscribed as part of image from upper r " CHELSEA WHARF/ CLOVER HAY& STRAW/ CHELSEA WHARF/ ROMAN CEMENT & LIME.
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscription in old handwriting upper.l [vertically] in orange ink [ illegible, most likely part of the page before Whistler printed on it]; collector's trefoil upper l., in brown ink [ Cunningham]; l.l, in pencil " 1863"; l.r corner, in pencil " ERM", l.r, in pencil " 1978.517".
Dimensions: plate-mark 9.2 h x 19.0 w cm sheet 20.4 h x 22.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 89
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.517
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.