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United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Chelsea shops 1888 Place made: Chelsea, London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic Transfer lithograph Support: Light-weight off-white antique laid D.C Blauw Dutch paper.Top edge torn straight; through watermark horizontally.
Manufacturer's Mark: Watermark: top centre edge "'D & C Blauw" [partial watermark, bottom half] Chicago ( 1998) vol 2 cat no52 p354]
Edition State: second state of two
Edition: 17 impressions [ listed by the printer between two states] plus a posthumous edition of 45
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1888

Edition Notes: Proofed and printed by Thomas WAY( England 1837-1915) and Thomas Robert WAY ( England 1861-1913) at 21 Wellington Street, London. This lithograph bears the lifetime stamp of Rosalind Birnie Philip indicating that this impression is one belonging to the edition of 17 printed during Whistler's life. Rosalind Birnie Philip had a posthumous edition of 45 impressions printed by GOULDING Frederick(1842-1909) on the 3rd of May1904
Primary Insc: signed l.r. in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram]; signed on stone, c.r, in image [Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l, in pencil " Way- 20 Chelsea shops". verso: rectangular estate stamp l.l, in red-brown ink with initials "R.B.P"[Rosalind Birnie Philip]; l.r, in pencil " 1980.3973".
Dimensions: comp 9.6 h x 19.6 w cm sheet 19.4 h x 25.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Chicago (1998), 24
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.3973