Artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834-1903
  • The Forge, Passage du Dragon
Date 1894
Medium lithograph printed in black ink on off-white laid paper
Dimensions Image: 8 3/4 × 6 1/4 inches (22.2 × 15.9 cm)
Sheet: 13 × 8 3/8 inches (33 × 21.3 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 30.47
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, on stone, upper left of image: [Whistler's butterfly device]
Signed, in pencil, lower right: [Whistler's butterfly device]
Marks Watermark, center of sheet: [heraldic device], [Arms of Amsterdam], (but not like any of the 15 identified in Chicago which are associated with both lifetime and posthumous impressions)
Stamp, in brown, lower left, verso: R. Birnie Philip
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, bottom left edge: Way 72 II The Forge, Passage du Dragon
Inscribed, lower right corner: c. 17530
Rosalind Birnie Philip (London, England).
1930-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)