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The Traghetto No. 2

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

Etching and drypoint in black ink on laid paper

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
The Traghetto No. 2


Date: 1880
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.           
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.