James Abbott McNeill Whistler
The Traghetto No. 2
Medium: Etching and drypoint in brown ink on toned laid paper with a large crowned fleur-de-lis watermark.
Signature: Signed in pencil by Whistler with a butterfly on a tab lower left and “imp.”
Dimensions: 239 x 302 mm. 9 3/8 x 12 in.
Reference: Kennedy 191, fifth state of six.
Literature: David A. Cleveland, A History of American Tonalism: 1880-1920, Hudson Hills Press, 2010, fig 3.56, p 125, illus.
Provenance: Private collection, U.S.A.; 2008 to David Tunick, Inc., New York.
Impression: Very fine.
Condition: Excellent, thread margins all around, trimmed by the artist; repair at the tip of the bottom left corner.