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A rare and beautiful colour representation of Whistler’s pastel drawing produced in colour lithography
Thomas R. Way
James McNeill Whistler
Thomas Robert Way; 1861-1913, printer, lithographer and painter. He and his father Thomas Way were extremely important for the revival of lithography in Britain. In 1878, influenced by the Ways, Whistler made his first experiments in lithography. From 1884 Whistler’s lithographs were catalogued by T. R. Way and it was T. R. Way who introduced Whistler to transfer lithography in 1887.
A fine colour lithograph which is bright, unfaded with superb colouring. The image size measuring approximately 22 cms. x 11 cms.( 8¼ x 4¼ ins.) on a brown wove paper sheet size of 26 cms. x 15 cms.( 10¼ x 5¾ ins.) tipped in by its upper edge to a backing sheet.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is very good, with handling marks condusive with age.