09-09-2011 09-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00PMCalender

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Lot of Two Thames Views: Thames Warehouses

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2560B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 09, 2011 12:00PM


James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)

Lot of Two Thames Views: Thames Warehouses, 1959, second state of two (Kennedy, 38); and Old Westminster Bridge, 1859, probably the second state of two (Kennedy, 39). Both signed and dated within the plate. Etchings on paper, plate sizes approximately 3 x 8 in. (7.5 x 20.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Margins over 1 inch, toning and foxing (primarily to Bridge), not examined out of frames.

N.B. Both of these images were included in Whistler's Sixteen Etchings of the Scenes on the Thames, published in 1871.
Estimate $800-1,200

Both have margins of 1 1/4 inches or more with unobtrusive toning (though more prevalent to Bridge). There is wear along the upper edge of the plate mark on Warehouses. Although they have not been removed from their frames, there are no other visible condition issues to report.

Warehouse laid down on backing. Sheet size is 9 3/8 x 12 15/16 in. (23.9 x 32.9 cm). Inscribed in pencil "1798" and also numbered with various inventory numbers. Bridge is also laid down, and sheet is 9 3/4 x by approximatley 14 1/2 (24.7 x 37.0 cm), with slightly irregular edges, scattered foxing, and with central area, roughtly 6 x 10 1/2 in., light struck.


James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Old Westminster Bridge, Thames