James A. WHISTLER, La belle dame endormie [The beautiful woman sleeping] Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

La belle dame endormie [The beautiful woman sleeping] [La Dormeuse] 22nd September 1894 Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph, printed in black ink from one stone. Support: light-weight cream antique laid paper with gilt edges[ top r. and bot] ; torn from a book.
Manufacturer's Mark: large watermark bot.c [ Strasbourg Lilly/ WR lifetime] [Chicago( 1998) Vol 2, No 296]
Edition State: only state
Impression: one of 42 impressions
Edition: edition of 42 listed by the printer Thomas Way.
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: 21 Wellington Street, London
Date Published: 1894

Edition Notes: proofs by WAY Thomas senior ( England 1837-1915) and WAY Thomas Robert ( England 1861-1913) printed by WAY Thomas Robert ( England 1861-1913) and WAY Thomas senior ( England 1837-1915) This lithograph has the lifetime stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip which indicates this impression is one belonging to the edition of 42 impressions.The stone from this impression was destroyed at the order of Rosalind Birnie Philip upon Whistler's death.No posthumous impressions were pulled.
Primary Insc: signed l.c., in pencil, [ Whistler's butterfly monogram], inscribed on stone, upper l [Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: verso: rectangular estate stamp, printed in dish-brown ink with initials" RBP" [Rosalind Birnie Philip]; inscribed l.c, in pencil "W69"; l.r, in pencil "1979.1355".
Dimensions: plate-mark 20.2 h x 15.5 w cm sheet 21.9 h x 19.7 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 108
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1355