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Elinor Leyland

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903, American)

Drypoint in black ink on laid paper

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Elinor Leyland

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Elinor Leyland


Date: 1873
Medium: Drypoint in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions: Plate: 212 x 137 mm.  8 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. Sheet: 309 x 204 mm. 12 1/8 x 8 in.
Reference: Kennedy 109 vii/vii, unique touched proof; Glasgow 137 viii/viii, unique touched proof (unknown to Margaret McDonald)
Signature: Signed with the artist’s butterfly monogram, within the plate, middle right
Provenance: Harris Whittemore Collection, Waterbury, CT; to John P. Elton (1865-1948; a friend of Whittemore), Waterbury, CT; By descent to his heirs, U.S.A
Impression: Brilliant, with rich burr and nuanced plate tone
Condition: A few diagonal printer’s creases at the bottom, otherwise in an excellent state of preservation, remnant of hinge along the edge verso; full margins all round, deckle edges