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November 1419, 2020
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LOT 21

Lot 21

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Lot 21 Details
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), American


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 ?

Lot Report

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

Private Collection, Toronto


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.


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LOT 21

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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