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United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

La belle jardiniere 1894 Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph Support: light-weight cream antique laid paper torn from a book with traces of red ink along top left and bottom edges and binding holes along left edge.
Manufacturer's Mark: Large watermark: centre Basle Crozier surrounded by shields of 12 cantons of the Helvetian confederation with HN countermark( Chicago( 1998) vol 2 cat No 42)
Edition State: only state
Edition: Edition of 25 plus a posthumous edition of 25
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1894

Edition Notes: Proofs by WAY Thomas senior ( England 1837-1915) and WAY Thomas Robert ( England 1861-1913). Printed by Thomas Robert WAY and Thomas WAY senior This lithograph has the lifetime stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip which indicates this impression is one belonging to the edition of 25 impressions printed during Whistler's life. Rosalind Birnie Philip had a posthumous edition of 25 impressions printed by GOULDING Frederick ( 1842-1909) on 20th April 1904.
Primary Insc: signed l.r, in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]; inscribed on stone to appear c.r in image [Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " W.63" verso: rectangular estate stamp, printed in reddish brown ink with initials " RBP"[ Rosalind Birnie Philip]; inscribed l.l, in pencil "W. 63"; l.r, in pencil " 1979.1357".
Dimensions: comp 22.2 h x 15.8 w cm sheet 32.3 h x 20.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 101
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1357