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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

Title to the French set: published as Douze eaux-fortes d'après nature [Twelve etchings from nature] [Delannoy, Sketching] 1858
Collection Title: Douze eaux-fortes d'après nature [Twelve etchings after nature] (French set) 1858
Place made: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Köln district, Germany
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: light-weight cream Japanese paper laid onto a medium-weight machine wove paper
Edition State: only state
Edition: edition of 70: 20 sets printed and issued in Paris, and 50 sets issued in London.
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: Paris
Date Published: 1858-11-

Edition Notes: printed in brown ink. proofs by WHISTLER, James(Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain, 1903) printed by DELATRE Auguste (France 1822-1907) at Rue St. Jacques.171 Paris
Primary Insc: Inscription printed along top half of image from u.r corner to u.l corner diagonally:" Douze/ Eaux Fortes/ d'apres Nature/ par/ James Whistler/ Imp. Delatre.Rue St Jacques.171.Paris.Nov 1858"
Secondary Insc: Inscribed dedication printed bot.c " A./ mon viel Ami Seymour Hayden".
Tertiary Insc: verso: octagonal adhesive museum label " M.F.A/ B.A/ 655" verso: oval museum stamp, in blue ink " Boston/ Athenaeum".
Dimensions: plate-mark 11.2 h x 14.6 w cm sheet 30.4 h x 43.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 25
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.414.2
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.