HISTORY: THE ART MARKET
COLLECTIONS AND COLLECTORS
Collectors' marks and dealers' pencil notes, as well as any inscriptions, have been recorded and interpreted as fully as possible. 1
They have been collated with dealers' ledgers, sale and exhibition catalogues, to provide as full a record of ownership of individual prints as possible. A summary of patterns of sale and ownership is summarised in the Catalogue Raisonné for each etching as a whole.
1: The most important research aid for identifying collectors' marks is Frits Lugt, Les Marques de Collections de Dessins et d'Estampes (1921 ans 1956), which has been updated in an online edition by the Fondation Custodia, www.marquesdecollections.fr.
- Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, Pall Mall, London, 1874
- Venice Pastels, The Fine Art Society, London, 1881
- Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883
- Griffiths, Antony, Prints and printmaking: an introduction to the history and techniques, British Museum, London, 1996.
- Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984.
- Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908.
- Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921.
- Petri, Grischka, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, 2011.
- Tedeschi, Martha, 'Whistler and the English print market', Print Quarterly, xiv, no.1, March 1997, pp. 15-41.
- Whistler, James McNeill, [Letter to Atlas], The World: A Journal For Men and Women, no. 339, vol. 13, 29 December 1880, p. 12.
- Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London, 1890.