American & European Prints & Photography
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Sketches on the Coast Survey Plate, 1854 (Kennedy, 1). Unsigned. Etching on laid tissue, plate size 5 7/8 x 10 5/16 in. (14.7 x 26.0 cm),matted, unframed.
Condition: Minor handling creases, toning, loss to corner of margin l.r.
N.B. This is the first etching ever made by Whistler. See also Lot 274 in Sale 2702T.
Sheet size 7 3/4 x 12 1/16 in. (19.7 x 30.7 cm). Paper at l.r. corner is slightly ragged and corner is torn; very small piece of l.l. corner is bent over.
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