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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Ponte del Piovan

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
45
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)

Ponte del Piovan, 1879-80, fifth state of seven (Glasgow, 220; Kennedy, 209). Signed with butterfly monogram in pencil l.c. and within the plate c.r. Etching printed in brown/black on paper, plate/sheet size 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (22.0 x 14.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Trimmed to or just within the plate mark with a tab for the pencil monogram, even toning, floated within the mat, not examined out of frame.

N.B. Whistler went to Venice in September of 1879 and sojourned there for over a year, returning to London in November of 1880.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

The sheet is a laid paper. It is toned and slightly brittle. there is a soft horizontal crease to the signature tab. There are pencil annotations to the verso and old hinges to the left edge (verso).

N.B. The monogram in the plate appears on the side of the bridge, and blends in with the shadows on the brickwork there. The seventh state is the cancelation of the plate.


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.

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Glasgow, London, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Tonalism, Visual arts

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