James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903 Massachusetts/England)

etching with black ink on ivory paper under glass
plate size: 6'' H x 8.25'' W

  • Provenance: Provenance: Property from a Studio City, CA Estate
  • Literature: Literature: Kennedy, 17
  • Notes: Note: Fourth state (of four). One of Whistler's early prints, 'The Unsafe Tenement' depicts a dilapidated farmhouse in Alsace-Lorraine. A woman sweeping appears near the door of the building in the first state and she was burnished out and replaced by the pitchfork in the second state. In this impression outlines of the woman's dress and feet are visible near the bottom of the pitchfork
  • Condition: Visual: The paper toned and with a spot of foxing in the right margin. Not examined out of the frame. AS-IS. ALL SALES FINAL.

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May 17, 2011 6:00 PM PDT
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