Artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834-1903
Publisher Boussod, Valadon and Co., French, founded 1884
Printer Thomas Way and Son, English, active c.1878 - 1896
Title
  • Reading
Date 1879, printed 1887
Medium lithograph printed in black ink on cream chine collé mounted on off-white wove paper
Dimensions Image: 6 1/8 × 5 1/4 inches (15.6 × 13.3 cm)
Sheet: 16 1/2 × 13 1/8 inches (41.9 × 33.3 cm)
Chine: 8 1/4 × 6 3/8 inches (21 × 16.2 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 30.49
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed on stone, lower right: [Whistler's butterfly device]
In pencil, lower left of mount: [Whistler's butterfly device]
Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil, verso, within the area of the chine, lower left: a82951 [above erasures or very pale numbers]
Lower right: CO
1930-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)