Lot: 126 James Abbott McNeill Whistler signed letter

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2015-11-04 12:50:39

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Lot 126: Signed with a fantastic Whistler's butterfly signature. undated. The letter is to a Nora, thanking her for a letter which she had sent. Writing and signature are bold. James Whistler began developing his butterfly signature - based on his initials -- in the 1860s during a period when he was interested in Asian art. The shape of the butterfly evolved over his lifetime as he applied the design to correspondence and paintings. Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction Thursday, 19th November 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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