MOTHER AND DAUGHTER or LA MERE MALADE

Whistler, James A. M. MOTHER AND DAUGHTER or LA MERE MALADE. Way , Levy 77, TS&S 174. Lithograph, 1897. The only State, one of about 200 printed by Clot probably intended for publication by Vollard in a third Album des Peintures Graveurs. With the butterfly printed within the image, right, center. Image: 7 3/8 × 6 1/4 inches, 187 × 158 mm); 13 3/8 x 10 3/16 in. (340 x 258 mm. (sheet). In very good condition.
Per Spink, about 200 impressions were found in the inventory of Clot's estate. It is known that Vollard visited Whistler's studio and that Whistler gave him the drawing for Afternoon Tea, which was published that year in the Second Album of Peintures Graveurs, printed by CLot in an edition of 100. It is believed that Whistler must also have given Vollard the transfer drawing for Mother and Daughter at the same time, with the idea that it would appear in a third volume which was never published. The two prints depict Whistler's wife's mother, Mrs. Birney Philip, and one of her daughters; as they are dressed the same in both works, it is believed that the two drawings were done in the same sitting.

Price: $3,500.00