The Little Mast - JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
Medium: etching and drypoint
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
Etching and drypoint, 1879-1880, Glasgow 196 (v/VIII); Kennedy 185 (iv/IV), edition 50. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in the plate with the butterfly, upper right. Signed on the tab, lower left, with the pencil butterfly and "imp." This is a very fine impression printed in dark brown ink on cream-colored laid paper. There's a partial Strasbourg Lily watermark showing which appears to be # 301 in the Art Institute of Chicago catalogue of the lithographs. The condition is excellent apart from traces of two old paper hinges on the right side, verso, which are inconsequential. The printed surface is pristine. This outstanding Venice etching was published in the First Venice Set.
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