JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER
1834 - 1903
FANNY LEYLAND (KENNEDY 108; GLASGOW 135)
Drypoint, 1874, Kennedy and Glasgow's sixth (final) state, on laid paper, together with a conte crayon drawing of the same subject, after Whistler, circa 1900, on card, framed together
plate: 197 by 131 mm 7¾ by 5⅛ in
sheet: 286 by 187 mm 11¼ by 7⅜ in
The print is in good condition apart from slightly uneven discoloration. The right sheet edge folded back by 5/8 inch and with a 3/8 inch tear. Some remnants of old adhesive along the sheet edges, one with an associated 1 inch tear at top. (Inconspicuous handling and horizontal rolling creases.) The drawing with faint discoloration and remnants of old adhesive at the upper sheet edge and on the verso.
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Ex coll. John H. Wrenn, the print with his inkstamp (L.1475) on the verso
Boston, Copley Society of Boston, Memorial Exhibition of the Works of James McNeill Whistler, 1904, catalogue no. 167 (the drawing)
Elizabeth Robbins Pennell and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, London and Philadelphia, 1911, illustrated p. 181 (the drawing)