Lot 153: Whistler (James Abbott MacNeill, 1834-1903)


2015-09-30 09:21:33


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Lot 153: Whistler (James Abbott MacNeill, 1834-1903). Swan and Iris, 1882, etching and drypoint on wove paper, a good, strong impression, with full margins, plate size 135 x 83mm (5.25 x 3.25ins), sheet size 425 x 355mm (16.75 x 14ins) Kennedy 241 , ii/ii. Glasgow online catalogue 247. An etched interpretation of the unfinished painting by Cecil Lawson (1851-1882), whose widow Constance was the sister of Whistler's fiancee Beatrice. As published in Edmund Gosse's Cecil Lawson: A Memoir, published by the Fine Art Society in 1883. (1) Dominic Winter's The John Camfield Collectionof British Etchings 1850-1980& Other Properties Auction October 2015 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: £1000-1500
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