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    Sale 1911

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    29 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 70

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

    Zuyder Zee

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
    Zuyder Zee
    inscribed with artist's device (lower right)
    watercolor on paper
    5½ x 11½ in. (14 x 29.2 cm.)
    Executed circa 1883.


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    Provenance

    Charles Lang Freer, Detroit, Michigan.
    Colonel Frank J. Hecker.
    Parke Bernet, New York, 27-28 October 1971, lot 81.
    Charles Lock Galleries, New York, acquired from the above.
    Private collection, New York.
    [With]Cort Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1974.
    [With]M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York.
    Hammer Galleries, New York, 1976.
    Robert Light.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1978.


    Literature

    Copley Society of Art, Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, exhibition catalogue, Boston, Massachusetts, 1904, p. 13, no. 97.
    E.F. Cary, The Works of James McNeill Whistler, New York, 1907, p. 172.
    University of Michigan Museum of Art, Whistler: The Late Years, exhibition catalogue, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1978, no. 16.
    M.F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler, Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolors: A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, Connecticut, 1995, p. 367, no. 962, illustrated.
    Rijksmuseum, Whistler and Holland, exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam, Holland, 1997, pl. XV, illustrated.
    Freer Museum, Mr. Whistler's Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 2003, p. 90, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Boston, Massachusetts, Copley Society of Art, Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, 1904, no. 97.
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Whistler: The Later Years, 1978, no. 16.
    St. Paul, Minnesota, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Whistler and His Circle, 1987.
    Amsterdam, Holland, Rijksmuseum, Whistler and Holland, 1997.
    Washington, D.C., Freer Gallery of Art, Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition, 2003.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Symphony in Black and White, December 6, 2003-March 28, 2004.