The Two Ships
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||207 x 133 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left|
|Set/Publication:||Fine Art Society|
|No. of States:||5|
|Catalogues:||K.148; M.146; W.116|
|Impressions taken from this plate (17)|
Two impressions were shown by H. Wunderlich & Co. in 1903, catalogued as an 'Early proof' and 'The plate finished', one by Obach & Co. in London in 1903 and another by F. Keppel & Co. in New York in 1904. 18 After Whistler's death, impressions were shown at the Grolier Club, New York in 1904. 19
In 1905, Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934) lent a richly inked impression in black ink on Japanese paper to the Whistler Memorial show in London (). 20
SALES & COLLECTORS
21: Robert Dunthorne at the Cabinet of Fine Arts, Vigo Street, 1881, p.23.
22: Inventory book, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, 1882.
23: Sotheby's, 3 March 1892 (lot 161); Christie's, 13-14 July 1897 (lot 295).
24: Christie's, 21 July 1891 (lot 134).