Gants de Suede


James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Gants de Suede, lithograph, 1890, from the published edition, published by The Studio and with their blindstamp lower left [with the artist’s butterfly signature in the plate] Reference: Spink, Stratis and Tedeschi 35. From the edition of about 3000, printed by way and issued by The Studio, London, April 16, 1894. In very good condition with a trace of light staining; with margins, 10 x 6 1/2, the sheet 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, archival window matting.

A very good clean impression of this lithograph.

Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, with their stock number recto.

Gants de Suede is a portrait of Whistler’s sister-in-law, Ethel Birnie Philip. Whistler was apparently pleased with this lithograph, for after a small number of impressions were printed he agreed that it could be published by The Studio, an art magazine that had recently been launched; it appeared as part of a special issue.