Lot 322: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Unsafe Tenement.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
JAMES A. M. WHISTLER
The Unsafe Tenement.
Etching printed in black on light grayish cream Chine collé, 1858. 160x228 mm; 6 3/8x9 inches, full margins. MacDonald's fourth state (of 4), with pentimenti of the standing woman replaced by the pitchfork leaning against the wall at left and with remnants of the the burnished-out sky still printing. From Twelve Etchings from Nature. A brilliant, richly-inked, early impression with crisp plate edges. Kennedy 17; Glasgow 18.