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Wednesday 21 February 2024

Thomas Robert Way’s lithograph, “Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Artist's Mother”, 1892, after Whistler

Thomas Robert Way (1861–1913)

“Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Artist's Mother” (aka “Portrait of My Mother”), 1892, original lithograph drawn on stone and printed by Thomas Robert Way after James McNeill Whistler’s (1834–1903) famous painting executed in 1871 and now in the Musée d'Orsay (inv. RF 699). This lithograph was published in New York by The Century Co., in Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell’s “Lithography & Lithographers: Some Chapters in the History of the Art” (1898), facing page 131.

Lithograph printed in black ink on pale cream wove paper.

Size: (sheet) 34.2 x 25.5 cm; (image borderline) 15 x 16.8 cm.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Whistler's Mother (Arrangement in Grey and Black, No1); portrait of Anna Matilda Whistler, whole-length sitting in chair in profile to the left, in dark dress, white mobcap, hands in lap, feet on stool, curtain behind on the left with mark of dragonfly; after Whistler. Lithograph” (

Condition: a strong and near faultless impression with generous margins. Beyond a tear on the margin edge at upper left and a few marks, the sheet in an excellent condition with no holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this famous hand-drawn and printed lithograph of Whistler’s even more famous painting of his mother, Anna Matilda Whistler (1804–1881), for AU$256 (currently US$167.68/EUR154.89/GBP132.70 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this important lithograph of an iconic painting in the history of art, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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