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Cyrus Cuneo (1880-1916)
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Cyrus Cuneo (1880-1916)

James Abbot McNeill Whistler in his studio

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Cyrus Cuneo (1880-1916)
James Abbot McNeill Whistler in his studio
signed 'Cyrus Cuneo' (lower left)
pencil and monochrome wash
15½ x 11½ in. (39.4 x 29.2 cm.)
Literature
Cyrus Cuneo, Pall Mall Magazine, Vol XXXVIII, 'Whistler's Academy of Painting: Some Parisian Recollections', November 1906, no. 163, illustrated p. 539.
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Lot Essay

'On the morning of Whistler's intended visits all were on the alert, and ordinary things were thrust aside. [...] on the following Friday he appeared, and summoning us all round him like an Indian chief holding a council of war, he seated himself on a high tabouret, and drawing from his pocket a copy of the famous Gentle Art, he solemnly read us extracts, accentuating passages with his gloved hand' (Op Cit., p. 534 and 536).
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