Gaiety Stage Door. 1879 and 1887. Lithograph. Way 10, Levy 21, Tedeschi, Stratis and Spink 14.ii. 4 7/8 x 7 5/8 (13 1/16 x x 14 3/4). A fine impression on cream Japanese paper (large set), mounted onto white plate paper. Edition of 100 printed by Way and issued by Boussod, Valadon & Co., as published in the portfolio, Notes 1887-88. Monogrammed with the butterfly in the stone and in pencil. $4,500. Another proof, monogrammed in the stone, $2,500.
This is a view from Way's printing offices on Wellington Street, which faced the back of the Gaiety Theatre. Whistler drew the stage door of the theatre from the Way's establishment several times.
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