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Lot 0848
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
(American/British, 1834-1903)

"Nocturne in Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge", ca. 1910-1920

color lithograph on paper board
"Franz Hanfstaengl, Munchen, no. 100" blind stamp lower right.
Matted, glazed and framed
21-1/4" x 16-1/8"

Notes: Franz Hanfstaengl was a prominent German photographer/printmaker, who was authorized by Whistler in his lifetime to reproduce some of his work. A lithographic reproduction of "Nocturne: Blue and Silver" was exhibited by Hanfstaengl in London in 1907.

Condition

There are four small whitish dots on the lithograph, which may be innate to the printing process or may be accretions or fading. There is a small 1/4" scratch to the right of the bridge. The yellow color in the right side of the background is not toning or color imperfection, but rather the inability of photography to capture the misty ethereal tones on the city lights beyond the fog. The color hues are more bluish in person. Lithograph is in overall very good condition.

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James McNeill Whistler (US/British, 1834-1903)

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000Oct 15, 2017