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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

  1834 - 1903
 
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Annie

Annie   1857/58

Original etching.

Very good impression printed with considerable plate tone.
The sixth and penultimate state, prior to removal of the foulbiting surrounding the figure and before the plate was polished to clean the blank background.

£850



Billingsgate sold

Billingsgate   1859

Original etching.

The best known of all of Whistler's etchings,
as published in Etching and Etchers in 1880. A fine example with good, clear line and printed with plate tone.

SOLD



La Retameuse

La Retameuse   1858

Original etching.

Very fine impression printed with exceptional clarity on chine appliqué.

£680



The Menpes Children

The Menpes Children   c.1887

Original etching.

Excellent impression printed with delicate brown plate tone. In place as frontispiece in the deluxe edition of the book by Mortimer Menpes Whistler as I knew him (London, 1904),
as first issued.

£750



Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler with the White Lock, Wearing a Monacle sold

Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler with the White Lock, Wearing a Monacle   c.1886

Original drypoint by Mortimer L. Menpes.

Probably the most famous portrait of Whistler by his friend and admirer, Mortimer Menpes. Excellent signed proof impression, printed by Menpes himself on his own watermarked paper. Rare.

SOLD



Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Night Study sold

Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Night Study   c.1886

Original drypoint by Mortimer L. Menpes.

Superb impression of this rare portrait of Whistler by his friend and admirer, Mortimer Menpes. Outstanding signed proof impression, printed by Menpes himself on specially prepared Chine appliqué surfaced paper. This particular drypoint is amongst the most scarce of Menpes’s Whistler portrait plates.

SOLD



Rotherhithe sold

Rotherhithe   1859

Original etching.

Superb early impression of this famous etching,
as published in Whistler’s Sixteen Etchings, widely known as the Thames Set.
A particularly striking example with rich black inking and fine clear detail.

SOLD



The Unsafe Tenement sold

The Unsafe Tenement   1858

Original etching.

Very fine impression printed with exceptional clarity on chine appliqué.

SOLD



Fumette’s Bent Head sold

Fumette’s Bent Head   1859

Original etching and drypoint.

Richly inked impression from the cancelled plate.

SOLD



Savoy Pigeons sold

Savoy Pigeons   1896

Original lithograph.

Very good impression, as published for the edition issued by The Studio in 1896 and with their blindstamp in the lower margin of the sheet.

SOLD



The Smith’s Yard sold

The Smith’s Yard   1895

Original lithograph.

Very good impression, as published for the edition issued by The Studio in February 1897 and with their blindstamp in the lower margin of the sheet.

SOLD