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The Punt

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

Etching and drypoint on chine collé

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Punt

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
The Punt


Date: 1861
Medium: Etching and drypoint in black ink on chine collé 
Dimensions: Plate: 122 x 165 mm.  4 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Sheet: 275 x 315 mm.  10 7/8 x 12 3/8 in.
References: Kennedy 85, second state of four; Glasgow 82, undescribed state within the fourth state, after the beveling of the plate but before the lettering at the bottom, of six states
Signature: Signed in the plate “Whistler” lower left
Provenance: Private collection, New York.
Impression: Very fine, clean impression with burr
Condition: Slight light stain, rim of mat stain; some skinning and glue in the extremely wide, uncut margins; deckle edges all around