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19TH & 20TH CENTURY PRINTS & DRAWINGS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

660 lots with images

March 7, 2013

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE INGRES Gabriel Cortois de Pressingny.

Lot 1: JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE INGRES Gabriel Cortois de Pressingny.

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Description: JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE INGRES Gabriel Cortois de Pressingny. Etching, 1816. 309x210 mm; 12 1/8x8 1/4 inches, wide margins. A superb impression of this extremely scarce etching, with strong contrasts and no sign of wear. Delteil 1.

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WILLIAM BLAKE And I Only am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee.

Lot 2: WILLIAM BLAKE And I Only am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee.

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Description: WILLIAM BLAKE And I Only am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee. Engraving, 1825. 217x170 mm; 8 5/8x6 3/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 215. Published by the artist and J. Linnell, London. From Illustrations of the Book of Job. A very good, richly-inked impression with strong contrasts and crisp plate edges. Bindman 109.

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WILLIAM BLAKE Let the Day Perish Wherein I Was Born.

Lot 3: WILLIAM BLAKE Let the Day Perish Wherein I Was Born.

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Description: WILLIAM BLAKE Let the Day Perish Wherein I Was Born. Engraving, 1825. 217x170 mm; 8 5/8x6 3/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 215. Published by the artist and J. Linnell, London. From Illustrations of the Book of Job. A very good, richly-inked impression with strong contrasts and crisp plate edges. Bindman 113.

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HONORÉ DAUMIER Voilà le ministère public qui vous dit des choses très désagréables.

Lot 4: HONORÉ DAUMIER Voilà le ministère public qui vous dit des choses très désagréables.

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Description: HONORÉ DAUMIER Voilà le ministère public qui vous dit des choses très désagréables. Lithograph, 1846. 240x195 mm; 9 1/2x7 3/4 inches, full margins. From Les Gens de Justice. A very good impression sur blanc. Delteil 1357.

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HONORÉ DAUMIER La Cour, vidant le déliberé.

Lot 5: HONORÉ DAUMIER La Cour, vidant le déliberé.

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Description: HONORÉ DAUMIER La Cour, vidant le déliberé. Lithograph on smooth, cream wove paper, 1845. 185x255 mm; 7 1/4x10 inches, full margins. First state (of 2), before text. From Les Gens de Justice. A superb, early impression. Delteil 1340.

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HONORÉ DAUMIER Les Canotiers Parisiens.

Lot 6: HONORÉ DAUMIER Les Canotiers Parisiens.

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Description: HONORÉ DAUMIER Les Canotiers Parisiens. 12 lithographs, 1843. Each sur blanc. Very good impressions. With--An additional 8 lithographs. Each also sur blanc. Various sizes and conditions. Delteil 1023-29, 1031-33, 1035, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1042, 603, 791, 793, 798 and 812.

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HONORÉ DAUMIER Collection of 16 lithographs.

Lot 7: HONORÉ DAUMIER Collection of 16 lithographs.

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Description: HONORÉ DAUMIER Collection of 16 lithographs. Each in the final state, sur blanc. Many from Actualités. With--One etching and one lithograph portrait of the artist. Very good impressions. Various sizes and conditions.

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HONORÉ DAUMIER Laurent Cunin-Gridaine (Le Mauvais).

Lot 8: HONORÉ DAUMIER Laurent Cunin-Gridaine (Le Mauvais).

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Description: HONORÉ DAUMIER Laurent Cunin-Gridaine (Le Mauvais). Bronze, circa 1832-35. 153 mm; 6 inches (height). Numbered 9/25 and stamped with the foundry mark MLG on the verso near the base. Published in Gobin, Daumier Sculpteur , 1952, page 233, number 34 (the terracotta illustrated); and Mourre, Bustes et Personnages, from Daumier: Arts et Livres de Provence, 1948, page 100, number 8,. Ex-collection private collection, Sweden; M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, until 1966; Herbert M. Singer until 1996; Dorothy Friedman until 1999; thence to the current owner.

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EUGÈNE DELACROIX Faust: Méphistophélès et le Barbet.

Lot 9: EUGÈNE DELACROIX Faust: Méphistophélès et le Barbet.

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Description: EUGÈNE DELACROIX Faust: Méphistophélès et le Barbet. Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1828. 235x206 mm; 9 1/4x8 1/8 inches, full margins. Fourth state (of 4). Published by Motte, Paris. From Faust. Delteil 61.

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EUGÈNE DELACROIX Un Forgeron.

Lot 10: EUGÈNE DELACROIX Un Forgeron.

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Description: EUGÈNE DELACROIX Un Forgeron. Aquatint, 1833. 227x160 mm; 9x6 3/8 inches, full margins. Fifth state (of 6). A superb, richly-inked impression. Delteil 19.

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CHARLES MERYON Le Petit Pont.

Lot 11: CHARLES MERYON Le Petit Pont.

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Description: CHARLES MERYON Le Petit Pont. Etching on Chine collé, 1850. 265x185 mm; 10 3/8x7 1/2 inches, wide margins. Sixth state (of 9). Edition of 600. A superb, richly-inked impression. Schneiderman 20.

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CHARLES MERYON La Pompe Notre-Dame.

Lot 12: CHARLES MERYON La Pompe Notre-Dame.

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Description: CHARLES MERYON La Pompe Notre-Dame. Etching on Chine collé, 1852. 170x251 mm; 6 3/4x10 inches, full margins. Third state (of 10), before the title lower center. A very good impression. Schneiderman 26.

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CHARLES MERYON Le Stryge.

Lot 13: CHARLES MERYON Le Stryge.

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Description: CHARLES MERYON Le Stryge. Etching printed in black on cream laid India paper, 1853. 170x125 mm; 6 3/4x5 inches, full margins. Sixth state (of 10), with the artist's name, date and address of the printer, Delâtre, lower margin, but with the title removed and the burnishing marks still showing. A superb, early impression of this important etching. Schneiderman 27.

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CHARLES MERYON La Galerie Notre-Dame.

Lot 14: CHARLES MERYON La Galerie Notre-Dame.

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Description: CHARLES MERYON La Galerie Notre-Dame. Etching and engraving on cream laid paper, 1853. 283x175 mm; 11 1/8x6 7/8 inches, small margins. Third state (of 6), before the strengthening of the upper border line. A superb, dark, well-inked impression with strong contrasts. Schneiderman 29.

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CHARLES MERYON La Rue des Toiles, a Bourges.

Lot 15: CHARLES MERYON La Rue des Toiles, a Bourges.

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Description: CHARLES MERYON La Rue des Toiles, a Bourges. Etching and drypoint on cream wove paper, 1853. 212x119 mm; 8 3/8x4 5/8 inches, full margins. Eighth state (of 9). A very good impression. Schneiderman 31.

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CHARLES MERYON La Morgue.

Lot 16: CHARLES MERYON La Morgue.

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Description: CHARLES MERYON La Morgue. Etching and drypoint printed in dark brownish black on cream laid paper, 1854. 230x207 mm; 9 x 8 1/8 inches, full margins. Fourth state (of 7). A brilliant impression with strong contrasts, warm plate tone and crisp, inky plate edges. Schneiderman 42.

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JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET Les Glaneuses.

Lot 17: JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET Les Glaneuses.

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Description: JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET Les Glaneuses. Etching printed in brownish black on tissue-thin, cream laid Japan paper, 1855-56. 190x254 mm; 7 1/2x10 inches, full margins. Third state (of 3) A very good impression with warm plate tone. Delteil 12; Melot 12.

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JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET La Bouillie.

Lot 18: JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET La Bouillie.

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Description: JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET La Bouillie. Etching printed in black on light tan Chine collé, 1861. 185x147 mm; 7 1/4x5 3/4 inches. Third state (of 6). A very good, evenly-printed and early impression with strong contrasts. Delteil 17; Melot 17.

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JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET Le Départ pour le Travail.

Lot 19: JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET Le Départ pour le Travail.

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Description: JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET Le Départ pour le Travail. Etching on cream laid paper, 1863. 385x310 mm; 15 1/4x12 1/4 inches, full margins. A superb, richly-inked impression of this large etching, with strong contrasts. Delteil 19; Melot 19.

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JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Souvenir d'Ostie.

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Description: JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Souvenir d'Ostie. Cliché-verre, 1855. 310x415 mm; 12 1/4x16 1/4 inches (sheet), full margins. Second state (of 2). A very good, early printing of this scarce print. Delteil 57; Melot 57.

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JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Cinq Sujets réunis.

Lot 21: JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Cinq Sujets réunis.

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Description: JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Cinq Sujets réunis. Cliché-verre, 1856. 307x400 mm; 12 1/4x15 3/4 inches (sheet), full margins. A superb, early printing of this very scarce print. Delteil 52-56; Melot 52-56.

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JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Souvenir du Bas-Bréau.

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Description: JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Souvenir du Bas-Bréau. Cliché-verre on thin cream wove paper, 1858. 214x182 mm; 8 3/8x7 1/8 inches, full margins. An early printing of this extremely scarce work; we have found only 5 other impressions at auction in the past 25 years. Delteil 73; Melot 73.

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JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Souvenir d'Italie.

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Description: JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Souvenir d'Italie. Etching and drypoint printed in black on cream laid paper, 1863. 294x220 mm; 11 5/8x8 3/4 inches, full margins. Unicorn watermark. A brilliant, richly-inked impression. Delteil 5; Melot 5.

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JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Paysage d'Italie.

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Description: JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT Paysage d'Italie. Etching on Chine collé, 1866. 158x237 mm; 6 1/4x9 3/8 inches, full margins. Second state (of 3). A very good, richly-inked impression. Delteil 7; Melot 7.

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CHARLES-FRANÇOIS DAUBIGNY Les Cerfs.

Lot 25: CHARLES-FRANÇOIS DAUBIGNY Les Cerfs.

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Description: CHARLES-FRANÇOIS DAUBIGNY Les Cerfs. Cliché-verre printed in dark violet brown, 1862. 165x200 mm; 6 1/2x7 7/8 inches, full margins. Delteil 134; Melot 134.

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CHARLES-FRANÇOIS DAUBIGNY Vaches à l'Abreuvoir.

Lot 26: CHARLES-FRANÇOIS DAUBIGNY Vaches à l'Abreuvoir.

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Description: CHARLES-FRANÇOIS DAUBIGNY Vaches à l'Abreuvoir. Cliché-verre, 1862. 187x212 mm; 7 1/2x8 1/4 inches (sheet), full margins. A very good, early printing in dark brownish black. Delteil 146; Melot 146.

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CHARLES FRANÇOIS DAUBIGNY La Gardeuse de chèvres.

Lot 27: CHARLES FRANÇOIS DAUBIGNY La Gardeuse de chèvres.

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Description: CHARLES FRANÇOIS DAUBIGNY La Gardeuse de chèvres. Cliché-verre, 1862. 407x306 mm; 16x12 inches, full margins. A large, scarce cliché-verre. We have found only 7 other impressions at auction in the past 25 years. The last impression sold at Swann, September 20, 2012, sale 2286, lot 17. Delteil 141; Melot 141.

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RODOLPHE BRESDIN Intérieur à la fileuse.

Lot 28: RODOLPHE BRESDIN Intérieur à la fileuse.

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Description: RODOLPHE BRESDIN Intérieur à la fileuse. Cliché-verre, circa 1860. 135x93 mm; 5 3/8x3 3/4 inches, wide (full ?) margins. With the blind stamp of Rodolphine Bresdin (Lugt 2194, lower right recto). A very good impression of this extremely scarce print. This impression is cited by VanGelder. With--Le Voisinage, etching, 1861. Artist's proof, before publication in Revue Fantaisiste. VanGelder 96 and 109.

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Group of 4 pen and ink and wash studies.

Lot 29: Group of 4 pen and ink and wash studies.

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Description: Group of 4 pen and ink and wash studies. EUGENE ISABEY. Paysage Marin * THEODORE WEBER. Les Bateaux de Peche * GUSTAVE DORÉ. Voyageur Visitant un Mache Turc * ERNEST GIRARD. Promenade sur la Mer. Each signed in pencil or watercolor or white chalk, lower recto. Each ex-collection Robert Noortman Gallery, Hulsberg and London. Various sizes and conditions.

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Group of 6 pen and ink and wash and pencil drawings.

Lot 30: Group of 6 pen and ink and wash and pencil drawings.

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Description: Group of 6 pen and ink and wash and pencil drawings. ROSA BONNEUR. Enfant et le Chat * JULES NOEL. Paysage * ADOLPHE HERVIER. L'entrée du Chateau * R. BOUTELLIE. At a Stall * ÉDOUARD DETAILLE. Cavalry Officer * La Soldat Russe. Three signed in pencil or watercolor, lower recto. Each ex-collection Robert Noortman Gallery, Hulsberg and London. Detaille drawings sold at Christie's, sale 2814, March 10 2009, lot 82. Various sizes and conditions.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER La Marchande de Moutarde.

Lot 31: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER La Marchande de Moutarde.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER La Marchande de Moutarde. Etching printed in black on heavy cream laid paper, 1858. 157x78 mm; 6 1/4x3 1/2 inches, full margins. MacDonald's fifth state (of 5), before cancellation. From Twelve Etchings from Nature. A brilliant, richly-inked impression with strong contrasts. Kennedy 22; Glasgow 20.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER La Vieille aux Loques.

Lot 32: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER La Vieille aux Loques.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER La Vieille aux Loques. Etching and drypoint, 1858. 208x147 mm; 8 1/8x5 7/8 inches, full margins. MacDonald's second state (of 4). From Twelve Etchings from Nature. A very good, richly-inked impression. Kennedy 21; Glasgow 41.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Kitchen.

Lot 33: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Kitchen.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Kitchen. Etching and drypoint printed in dark, brownish black on Chine collé, 1858. 227x156 mm; 8 7/8x6 1/8 inches, wide margins. MacDonald's second state (of 3), with the address of Delâtre, lower right. From Twelve Etchings from Nature. A brilliant, luminous and richly-inked impression of this very scarce etching. Kennedy 24; Glasgow 16.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Fumette.

Lot 34: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Fumette.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Fumette. Etching printed in black on tissue-thin, cream laid Japan paper, 1858. 163x110 mm; 6 3/8x4 1/4 inches, wide margins. MacDonald's fifth state (of 5), with the name and address of the printer, Delâtre, lower left. A very good, early impression with warm plate tone and the marks from the vice printing in the lower right. Kennedy 13; Glasgow 12.

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JAMES A. M. WHSITLER Annie Seated.

Lot 35: JAMES A. M. WHSITLER Annie Seated.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHSITLER Annie Seated. Etching printed in brownish black on antique, cream laid paper, 1858. 129x96 mm; 5 1/8x3 3/4 inches, wide margins. MacDonald's third state (of 3), an earlier impression in this state with the delicate drypoint lines distinct and before the multitude of corrosion dots that fill the plate in later impressions. Partial coat-of-arms watermark. Kennedy 30; Glasgow 32.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Title Page for 'Douze Eaux Fortes d'après Nature' (Whistler Sketching).

Lot 36: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Title Page for 'Douze Eaux Fortes d'après Nature' (Whistler Sketching).

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Title Page for 'Douze Eaux Fortes d'après Nature' (Whistler Sketching). Etching and drypoint on cream laid paper, 1858. 113x147 mm; 4 1/2x5 3/4 inches, wide margins. Ex-collection William Merritt Chase, New York. Printed by Delâtre, Paris. A brilliant impression of this scarce, early etching, with warm plate tone. There are only approximately 50 or 56 impressions known according to Kennedy and MacDonald respectively. With a copy of a letter from William Merritt Chase to J.C. Easton, dated August 28, 1885, the same year that Chase completed two oil portraits of Mr. Easton and of his wife. Kennedy 25; Glasgow 22.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Billingsgate.

Lot 37: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Billingsgate.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Billingsgate. Etching printed in black on cream laid Japan paper, 1859. 152x226 mm; 6x8 7/8 inches, full margins. MacDonald's ninth state (of 9), before cancellation. A superb, well-inked impression with all the fine lines distinct. Kennedy 47; Glasgow 51.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Black Lion Wharf.

Lot 38: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Black Lion Wharf.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Black Lion Wharf. Etching on cream laid paper, 1859. 150x225 mm; 5 7/8x8 7/8 inches, wide (full ?) margins. MacDonald's fourth state (of 4). A very good, evenly-printed impression with strong contrasts. Kennedy 42; Glasgow 54.

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JAMES A. M. WHISLTER The Pool.

Lot 39: JAMES A. M. WHISLTER The Pool.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISLTER The Pool. Etching and drypoint on cream laid paper, 1859. 138x212 mm; 5 1/2x8 3/8 inches, wide margins. MacDonald's sixth state (of 6). A very good, richly-inked impression with very strong contrasts. Kennedy 43; Glasgow 49.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Old Hungerford Bridge.

Lot 40: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Old Hungerford Bridge.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Old Hungerford Bridge. Etching on tissue-thin Japan paper, 1861. 139x208 mm; 5 1/2x8 1/4 inches, full margins. MacDonald's second state (of 4). A brilliant, early impression. Kennedy 76; Glasgow 76.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Thames Warehouses.

Lot 41: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Thames Warehouses.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Thames Warehouses. Etching and drypoint on antique, cream laid paper, 1859. 75x205 mm; 3x8 1/8 inches, 1/2-inch (full ?) margins. MacDonald's fourth state (of 5), before the corrosion of the plate upper and lower left and before the removal of the diagonal line (formerly a barge) lower left. A superb, early impression, with pentimenti of the shadowy figure holding the pole on the boat at the far right. Kennedy 38; Glasgow 46.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Battersea Dawn (Cadogan Pier).

Lot 42: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Battersea Dawn (Cadogan Pier).

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Battersea Dawn (Cadogan Pier). Etching and drypoint on antique, cream laid paper, 1859. 114x151 mm; 4 1/2x6 inches, 1/2-inch (full ?) margins. MacDonald's second state (of 2), before cancellation and with the foul-biting printing in the lower left corner. Coat-of-arms with a beehive watermark. A very good impression. Kennedy 75; Glasgow 95.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The

Lot 43: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The "Adam and Eve", Old Chelsea.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The "Adam and Eve", Old Chelsea. Etching and drypoint on antique, cream laid paper, 1878. 176x303 mm; 7x12 inches, full margins. MacDonald's third state (of 3), with the artist's butterfly signature in the sky above the tower and with the drypoint shading on the hull of the second boat in from the left. A very good, well-inked impression with strong contrasts. Kennedy 175; Glasgow 182.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Rotherhithe.

Lot 44: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Rotherhithe.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Rotherhithe. Etching and drypoint on antique, cream laid paper, 1860. 275x195 mm; 10 7/8x7 3/4 inches, 1/2-inch (full ?) margins. MacDonald's sixth state (of 6), with the drypoint lines across the chest and pipe of the man smoking at left. Blauw watermark. A brilliant, richly-inked impression with velvety burr, the multitude of delicate lines in the sky printing clearly and with strong contrasts. Kennedy 66; Glasgow 70.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Eagle Wharf.

Lot 45: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Eagle Wharf.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Eagle Wharf. Etching on cream laid paper, 1859. 138x213 mm; 5 1/2x8 3/8 inches, full margins. MacDonald's first state (of 2), before cancellation. Blauw watermark. A brilliant, richly-inked impression with strong contrasts and all the details superbly defined. Kennedy 41; Glasgow 50.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Little Pool.

Lot 46: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Little Pool.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Little Pool. Etching and drypoint on antique, cream laid paper, 1861. 103x125 mm; 4 1/8x5 inches, 1/2-inch (full ?) margins. MacDonald's ninth state (of 9), before cancellation. Partial Blauw watermark. A brilliant, early impression, with pentimenti from the removed mast and sail lower right showing clearly and with all the details distinct. The seated figure sketching to the left is likely a self portrait by Whistler. Kennedy 74; Glasgow 79.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Chelsea Bridge and Church.

Lot 47: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Chelsea Bridge and Church.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Chelsea Bridge and Church. Etching and drypoint on cream laid paper, circa 1871. 102x170 mm; 4x6 3/4 inches, wide margins. MacDonald's seventh state (of 7). A very good impression of this scarce print. Kennedy 95; Glasgow 102.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Millbank.

Lot 48: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Millbank.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Millbank. Etching and drypoint on antique, cream laid paper, 1861. 100x125 mm; 4x5 inches, 1/2-inch (full ?) margins. MacDonald's fifth state (of 5). Coat-of-arms with a beehive watermark. A very good, dark impression with strong contrasts. Kennedy 71; Glasgow 78.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Longshoremen.

Lot 49: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Longshoremen.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Longshoremen. Etching on thin, cream laid Japan paper, 1859. 152x225 mm; 6x8 7/8 inches, full margins. MacDonald's fourth state (of 4). A brilliant, richly-inked, luminous impression with warm plate tone and strong contrasts. Kennedy 45; Glasgow 52.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Forge.

Lot 50: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Forge.

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Forge. Drypoint on cream laid paper, 1861. 195x315 mm; 7 5/8x12 3/8 inches, 1/2-inch (full ?) margins. MacDonald's fourth state (of 6), with the small blank space behind the head of the blacksmith. Proprietary watermark. A very good impression with richly-inked burr. Kennedy 68; Glasgow 86.

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