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Lot 44: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Muff.Platinum House
September 12, 2013
New York, NY, USALive Auction
JAMES A. M. WHISTLER
Etching and drypoint on cream laid paper, 1874. 125x75 mm; 5x3 inches, wide margins. MacDonald's fourth state (of 4), with the artist's butterfly signature lower right and with short diagnol shading added to both sides of the figure. A brilliant impression of this extremely scarce etching.
According to MacDonald, there are approximately only 11 recorded impressions of this subject. We have found only 1 other impression at auction in the past 25 years. Kennedy 113; Glasgow 131.