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Lot 0120
  • Print: Drouet, Sculpteur
  • Artist: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
  • Date: 1859
  • Medium: Drypoint
  • Size: 8 7/8 x 6 inches
  • Sheet Size: 11 x 8 7/8 inches
  • Archival Mat: 20 x 16 inches
  • Signed in the plate
  • Condition: With the cancellation lines in the nose erased. Two of the cancellation lines are just visible on the bridge of Drouet's nose. Unobtrusive printing fold; otherwise a good impression on cream colored laid paper with full margins and deckle edges

    James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was an American artist, active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the United Kingdom. Whistler's body of work is famous for finding a parallel between painting and music, with many of his paintings titled as "arrangements", "harmonies", and "nocturnes", reflecting his flowing, expressive brushstrokes and the harmony between his experimental colors. This artistic theory become very influential to leading modern artists looking to discover parallels between painting and other art forms.

    Charles Drouet (1836-1908) was a sculptor who lived and worked in Paris, and a friend of Whistler's. Whistler sold the plate to Frederick Keppel, who had Goulding, the master printer of the day, run off multiple proofs. Whistler wanted additional money for the proofs, and Keppel demurred. The situation caused a rift between Whistler and Keppel.

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    J.A.M. Whistler: Drouet, Sculpteur, 1859 - Signed

    Estimate $1,500 - $1,800Jan 01, 2017
    Starting Price $1
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