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The Muff

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903)

Drypoint in black ink on medium weight laid paper

1874

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Muff

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

The Muff, 1874

Drypoint in black ink on medium weight laid paper

157 x 100 mm. 6 1/4 x 4 in.

Description

Dimensions: Plate: 126 x 75 mm. 5 x 3 in. Sheet: 157 x 100 mm.    6 1/4 x 4 in.
 

Reference: Kennedy 113, third state of three; Glasgow 131, fourth state of four, the finished plate, prior to cancellation
Signature: Signed in the plate with the butterfly mid-right border
Provenance:  Sir W.R. Drake (1817-1890), Lugt 2743; among a “belles series d’œuvres de Whistler” (quote from Lugt) from Drake’s estate sold at
Christies 8-9 March 1892, lot 308 (£3.5.0); possibly to
Percy Thomas (1846-1922);
John P. Elton, Waterbury, CT;
By descent to his heirs, U.S.A