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United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Axenfeld 1860 Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio drypoint, printed in black ink from one copper plate. Support: light-weight cream laid paper
Edition State: 3rd state of 3
Impression: unknown
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1879

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. The drypoint Axenfeld was created in 1860 and published by the Fine Arts society in 1879, it is not clear whether this impression was printed in 1860b by Whistler or in 1879 as part of The Fine Arts Society publication.
Primary Insc: signed and dated l.l. on plate[ diagonally], "Whistler. 1860" [ the 6 has been printed in reverse]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil "Portrait of Mr Axenfeld R7 52" verso: inscribed l.l, in pencil " C16851"; collector's stamp of trefoil c, in brown ink; l.r, in pencil "iv"; l.r,in pencil " 1978.518".
Dimensions: plate-mark 22.6 h x 14.9 w cm sheet 29.8 h x 23.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 64
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.518
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.