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Day 2: American & European Decorative Arts

Sat, Nov 19, 2016 09:00AM EST - Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:00AM EST
Lot 454

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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(New York, 1834-1903) The Lime-Burner, I/II, (M. 45, K. 46, W.44), 1859 from A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects, 1871, signed lower right in plate "Whistler/1859" and at right "Whistler", etching and drypoint in black ink on thin cream Japon nacre laid tissue, 9-7/8 x 6-7/8 in. (plate); unframed. Notes: This is a rare first state impression purchased for the price of $1350 in 1928.. Provenance: The Anderson Galleries, New York, February 5, 1928, Sale No. 2231, lot #108, (accompanied by a copy of the original receipt); Estate of Fred F. and Cordelia French, New York City, 1928; by descent in family


a rich, crisp impression, glued at four edges to card (possibly muselage) with staining through to front, some toning

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