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    Sale 1897

    Prints And Multiples

    30 - 31 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 124

    JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834-1903)

    Little Arthur, from Twelve Etchings from Nature: Two States (Kennedy 9)

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    JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834-1903)
    Little Arthur, from Twelve Etchings from Nature: Two States (Kennedy 9)
    two etchings, 1857-58, on laid paper, both fine impressions, Kennedy's third state (of five, before the plate was cut down), and K.'s fifth (final) state, both with wide margins (trimmed), (third state) with pale light-staining, minor surface soiling, pale scattered foxing, hinge remains in places at the reverse of the margin edges (slightly showing though), soft rippling along the left margin, (final state) with the palest light-staining, otherwise both in excellent condition
    both P. 3 3/16 x 2 1/8 in. (82 x 55 mm.)
    both S. 8 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (213 x 170 mm.) (2)


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    third state annotated 'E' near plate at lower right, presumably in artist's or Guérin's hand, indicating that it is a superior impression.

    Provenance

    third state: Marcel Louis Guérin, (L. 1872b)


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MELVIN ZAPATA