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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

1834 - 1903

The Smith’s Yard by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

The Smith’s Yard   1895

  Original lithograph.
Signed with the butterfly on the stone.
Ref: Way 88; Levy 126
S 286 x 199 mm; I 185 x 160 mm
Very good impression, as published for the edition issued by The Studio in February 1897 and with their blindstamp in the lower margin of the sheet.

One of seventeen original lithographs drawn by Whistler on transfer paper whilst staying in Lyme Regis in the autumn of 1895. Samuel Edward Govier and his son posed for these lithographic drawings and it is his son who is seen standing at the left in this image. S.E.Govier senior also sat for Whistler’s oil painting entitled The Master Smith (Boston Museum of Fine Arts).

On smooth cream wove paper, with margins as issued. Very fine original condition.