Prints & Photography

November 14 - 19, 2020

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LOT 21
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), American

THE LITTLE POOL, 1861 [KENNEDY, 74 (VIII/VIII); WEDMORE, 72]

Etching and drypoint printed in black ink on cream coloured paper with vertical laid lines, the bottom of the sheet with partial watermark with countermark upper case letters "JH & Z" below a partial shield with legs of a lion and an "X" shape in the bottom centre of the shield, signed and dated 1861 (diagonally) in the plate mid left; titled and inscribed in pencil to margin. Matted and unframed.

Plate/Sheet 4 ins x 4.9 ins; 10.1 cms x 12.5 cms; 6.3 ins x 7.9 ins; 16 cms x 20 cms

Estimate $700-$900

Realised: $660
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

The seated figure sketching to the left is probably a self portrait.

The sheet is countermarked with the initials JH & Z, for Jan Honig and Zoonen, a firm of papermakers operating in Zaandijk, north of Amsterdam.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto