Chicago 36; Way 27; Levy 41, from posthumous edition of 51 impressions from the original stone printed by Goulding on March 29, 1904. [Only 8 lifetime impressions were printed from the original stone by Way - all 8 impressions are in known collections.] Signed in stone lower left with the artist's butterfly signature. Chicago watermark 219 is: "O.W.P & A.C.L". A fine impression on cream laid paper, sheet size 15 x 10 3/8 inches (38 x 26.3 cm), in fine condition aside from minor adhesive remnants on upper corners verso, with full margins.
The Tyresmith depicts the interior of a wheelwright's shop in Chelsea. According to a note by Thomas Way (Whistler's printer) the two smiths working at an anvil are "mending the Hoop."
In addition to the editions of 8 and 51 noted above, an edition from SUPPLEMENTARY STONES was Published in an edition of 500 - 1000 impressions printed by Way and issued in The Whirlwind 2, no. 20 on November 15, 1890.