James A. WHISTLER, The sisters Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The sisters 1894/95 Materials & Technique: prints, planographic transfer lithograph, printed in black ink from one stone. Support: light-weight cream antique laid paper torn from a ledger book with red gilding along top l. and r. edges.
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower c.[ Basle Crozier surrounded by shields of the twelve cantons of the Helvetian confederation with HN countermark] ( Chicago( 1998) vol 2 n 41).
Edition State: first state of two
Edition: 8 proofs (approx according to 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.
Primary Insc: Signed as part of image upper l., on stone[ Whistler's butterfly monogram] /not dated.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W.71, 1" verso: rectangular estate stamp l.l, in reddish-brown ink with initials" RBP"[ Rosalind Birnie Philip]; l.r, in pencil " 1979.1356".
Dimensions: comp 15.0 h x 23.6 w cm sheet 20.7 h x 32.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 109
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1356