Lot 1: JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER, (AMERICAN 1834-1903), "SAN BIAGO" (FROM TWENTY-SIX ETCHINGS SERIES)

Freeman's

December 4, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, US
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Description: JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER
(american 1834-1903)
"SAN BIAGO" (FROM TWENTY-SIX ETCHINGS SERIES)
1879-1880. Edition of c. 42. Pencil signed with the butterfly and inscribed ''imp'' in pencil on the tab, etching
8 1/8 x 11 7/8 in. (20.6 x 30.2cm)
Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, publisher.
[Kennedy 197]
provenance:
Harlow, McDonald & Co., New York, New York.
From the Estate of former Pennsylvania Governor William W. Scranton and First Lady Mary L. Scranton.
note:
According to the Harlow, McDonald & Co. label verso, the present etching is ''Kennedy Catalogue No. 197 VIII-IX''.
Condition Report: In very good overall condition, the (apparently full) sheet affixed on verso at/near each corner to the undermat, with the sheet fully viewable, set within the overmat. The sheet has not been lifted off of the undermat to which it is affixed. At the bottom edge of the sheet at far right, the sheet has a small vertical tear (repairable in our opinion) that measures approximately 3/8 of one inch in length. This small tear is immediately to the left of that portion of the outer lower right corner of the sheet that is affixed to the undermat. Otherwise, we note that the top portion of the sheet just below the top edge appears to be very slightly lighter in tone than surrounding areas of the upper image; an area just below top edge of sheet at center left is slightly curled upward; sheet displays some slight, unobstrusive cockling/very slight handling creases at right, in approximately upper two-thirds of sheet; very outer edges of sheet are slightly unevenly trimmed in places - i.e. the width and length of sheet is not perfectly symmetrical throughout to the centimeter; at bottom edge of sheet in outer margin near center there is an approx. 1/16 inch loss to sheet. The latter tiny loss, almost imperceptible, does not touch the image. The printed image is in overall fine condition.
Frame: 15 3/5 x 19 1/5 x 0 7/8 in.



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