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Old Putney Bridge

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903)

Etching in brown ink on laid paper, printed with plate tone

1879

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Old Putney Bridge

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

Old Putney Bridge, 1879

Etching in brown ink on laid paper, printed with plate tone

202 x 296 mm. 8 x 11 5/8 in.

Description

Dimensions: Plate: 201 x 295 mm. 8 x 11 3/5 in. Sheet: 202 x 296 mm. 8 x 11 3/5 in. (sheet)
 

Reference: Kennedy 178, third state of four; Glasgow 185, state indeterminate, probably final – seven of seven, although with certain characteristics of the earliest states, e.g., the curved slipped stroke over the head of the man in the boat
Signature: Signed with the butterfly and “imp” on the tab, bottom left
Provenance: Knoedler number verso, usually indicating a print sold directly by Whistler to the dealer;
Apparent collector’s abbreviation verso in pencil, “J. Aro.";
Private collection, U.S.A.; c. 1972 to
David Tunick, Inc.; 2008 to
Private collection, New York