Private Collection Rhode Island
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER
1834 - 1903
THE BEGGARS (K. 194; G. 190)
Etching, 1879-80, Kennedy's eighth state of nine, Glasgow's thirteenth state of seventeen, signed with the butterfly in pencil on the tab and inscribed 'imp', on laid paper, published by the Fine Art Society, London, framed
sheet: 305 by 210 mm 12 by 8¼ in
The print is in generally good condition apart from a few small repairs, including one in the head of the woman in the foreground and the lower right corner re-attached with Japan. Several fox marks and small spots of discoloration and an occasional minuscule pin hole in the sheet.
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