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Two Sketches

A work made of lithographic crayon and brush and tusche on coarse-grained transfer paper.
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  • A work made of lithographic crayon and brush and tusche on coarse-grained transfer paper.

Date:

1878/79

Artist:

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

About this artwork

In contrast to lithographs made directly on lithographic stones, images for transfer are drawn in lithographic crayon on paper that is specifically coated to allow the drawings to be transferred to stones for professional printing. Whistler first tried the medium in 1878/79 and from 1887 onward used the transfer process almost exclusively to make his lithographs. Whistler’s printers, Thomas and Robert Way provided the specially prepared paper.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

James McNeill Whistler

Title

Two Sketches

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1878–1879

Medium

Lithographic crayon and brush and tusche on coarse-grained transfer paper

Dimensions

262 × 179 mm

Credit Line

Gift of the Crown Family in honor of James N. Wood

Reference Number

2004.674

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