01-28-2011 01-28-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2535B Boston
January 28, 2011 12:00 PMCalender

Ernest Haskell (American, 1876-1925) James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2535B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 28, 2011 12:00PM


Ernest Haskell (American, 1876-1925)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1898. Signed "Ernest Haskell" in pencil l.r., signed, monogrammed, and dated within the plate. Soft-ground etching on fine laid paper, plate size 10 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (26.8 x 16.8 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Margins 3/4 inches or more with deckled left and lower edges, pressed crease to left margin, toning.
Estimate $500-700

The sheet measures 14 x 9 1/8 in.

N.B. It has been suggested that Haskell's two caricatures of Whistler led to his meeting the famous artist, and it was Whistler who introduced Haskell to etching. (1) Ernest Haskell will be the subject of an exhibition at Amherst College opening in late March 2011.

1. www.diverseayres.com/products.htm?id=172


Ernest Haskell, James Abbott McNeill, Amherst College, www.diverseayres.com/products.htm?id=172