JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER
1834 - 1903
THE THAMES (SPINK/STRATIS/TEDESCHI 161)
Lithotint, 1896, signed in pencil with the butterfly in the lower margin and again on the verso and inscribed 'The River - from the Savoy', one of approximately 12 impressions of the third (final) state, on laid paper, printed by Way, framed
image: 269 by 197 mm 10⅝ by 7¾ in
sheet: 288 by 205 mm 11⅜ by 8⅛ in
With margins, the print is in good condition apart from four minuscule pin holes in the water above the boat at right and some pale mottled fox marks on the verso, showing very faintly through. (Two minor creases in the lower corners and an occasional rust fleck or spot of stray ink in the margins and on the verso.)
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Ex coll. John H. Wrenn, and with his inkstamp (L.1475) on the verso