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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Billingsgate

Auction:
2907T
Lot:
1008
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2907T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 09, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)

Billingsgate, 1859, final state (Kennedy, 47viii; MacDonald, 51ix). Signed and dated within the plate, label from Frederick Keppel & Co., Inc., New York, affixed to the backing. Etching on paper, plate size 6 x 8 7/8 in. (15.1 x 22.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Gentle rippling, subtle staining to image, not examined out of frame.
Estimate $800-1,200

Out of the frame the sheet measures 8 5/16 x 11 inches, and is glued to the backing along all edges. The sheet is rippled and loose, indicating that the sheet is not laid down entirely. There is staining and toning especially to the bottom third of the work.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

James Abbott McNeill, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Tonalism, Whistler

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