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James Whistler original lithograph "Firelight: Portrait of Joseph Pennell"
James Whistler lithograph Firelight a Portrait of Joseph Pennell


Item Code: 3047

Medium: original transfer lithograph. Catalogue reference: Way 104. Executed in 1896 and issued in 1898 as the frontispiece in "Lithography and Lithographers" by Joseph Pennell; this is one of the compositions drawn by Whistler on lithographic transfer paper. It is a portrait of Whistler's friend and fellow artist Joseph Pennell. This impression is printed on laid paper, bearing the watermark of a figure holding a banner while balancing on a ball. The image measures 6 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches; the total sheet is 13 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches. Signed in the stone with the Whistler butterfly monogram (not signed by hand).