Fine Prints & Photography

October 26 - 31, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 31
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), American

BLACK LION WHARF (FROM THE THAMES SET), 1859 [KENNEDY, 42; GLASGOW, 54]

Etching on laid paper with a Lion Rampant on a shield with the initials M and C and with an indistinct countermark date under the shield; signed and dated 1859 in the plate lower right
Plate/Sheet 5.8 x 8.8 in — 14.8 x 22.3 cm; 8.1 x 10.6 in — 20.7 x 26.8 cm

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

The etching "Millbank", 1861 from the Thames Set, held in the Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, shows the watermark of a lion rampant on a shield with the initials M and C and part of a countermark MDCCCXXVIII (1828)
https://nga.gov.au/conservation/watermarks/details/lion.cfm

Provenance:

Custom made frame by Riverdale Art Center, Bronx, New York label verso backing;
Private Collection by descent through the family