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Lot 65

JAMES ABBOTT McNEILL WHISTLER, Kids on Front steps

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

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The etched work of Whistler : illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates / / compiled, arranged and described by Edward G. Kennedy ; with an introduction by Royal Cortissoz.About this ItemTitleThe etched work of Whistler : illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates / / compiled, arranged and described by Edward G. Kennedy ; with an introduction by Royal Cortissoz.Contributor NamesKennedy, Edward G. (Edward Guthrie), 1849-1932.Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948.Grolier Club.De Vinne Press.Created / Published[New York] : The Grolier Club of the City of New York : The De Vinne Press, 1910.Subject Headings- Whistler, James McNeill,--1834-1903- Whistler, James McNeill,--1834-1903--Catalogues raisonn?s- Etching--19th centuryHeadingsCollotypes--New York--1910.Notes- Printer's device at end.- "The Publication Committee of the Grolier Club certifies that this copy of 'The etched work of Whistler' is one of an edition of four hundred and two copies printed on Old Stratford paper and two copies on Italian hand-made paper and that all were printed during nineteen hundred and ten" Prelim. p. [i].- 442 numbered plates and an appendix of 4 plates, many being in different states, are described. A few of them are not reproduced. The portfolios contain over 1000 reproductions of etchings mounted on 495 leaves, and two facsimile title-pages.- Includes index.- LC Copy 1 has plates bound in 5 volumes.- LC Copy 2 has autograph letter from the author tipped in between p. 8 and 9 of text (vol. 1). Plates bound in 5 v.- LC copy 3 forms part of the personal library materials in the Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection. It includes 6 boxes of loose plates.- Copy 1 mutilated and v. 2 is missing. vj34 2002-08-20.Mediumxxxvii, [1], 167, [1] p. : 31 cm. + 3 portfolios of plates (all ill. : 39 cm.)Call Number/Physical LocationNE2195.W6 K3 (Case Z) [P&P] Copy 2 Pennell (STORED OFF SITE - advance notice needed) [P&P] [General Collections] Copy 1Library of Congress Control Number10005069Bibliographic DetailsTitle: The Lithographs by [James McNeill] Whistler....Publisher: Kennedy & Company, New York Publication Date: 1914Binding: PortfolioIllustrator: James McNeill Whistler Book Condition: Very Good Edition: First Limited Edition.About this ItemTitleThe etched work of Whistler : illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates / / compiled, arranged and described by Edward G. Kennedy ; with an introduction by Royal Cortissoz.Contributor NamesKennedy, Edward G. (Edward Guthrie), 1849-1932.Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948.Grolier Club.De Vinne Press.Created / Published[New York] : The Grolier Club of the City of New York : The De Vinne Press, 1910.Subject Headings- Whistler, James McNeill,--1834-1903- Whistler, James McNeill,--1834-1903--Catalogues raisonn?s- Etching--19th centuryHeadingsCollotypes--New York--1910.Notes- Printer's device at end.- "The Publication Committee of the Grolier Club certifies that this copy of 'The etched work of Whistler' is one of an edition of four hundred and two copies printed on Old Stratford paper and two copies on Italian hand-made paper and that all were printed during nineteen hundred and ten" Prelim. p. [i].- 442 numbered plates and an appendix of 4 plates, many being in different states, are described. A few of them are not reproduced. The portfolios contain over 1000 reproductions of etchings mounted on 495 leaves, and two facsimile title-pages.James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was an American artist active during the American Gilded Age, and based primarily in the United Kingdom. He eschewed sentimentality and moral allusion in painting and was a leading proponent of the credo art for arts sake. His signature for his paintings took the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail. The symbol combined both aspects of his personality: his art is marked by a subtle delicacy, while his public persona was combative. He found a parallel between painting and music, and entitled many of his paintings arrangements, harmonies, and nocturnes, emphasizing the primacy of tonal harmony. His most famous painting, Arrangement in Grey and Black. (1871), commonly known as Whistlers Mother, is a revered and often parodied portrait of motherhood. Whistler influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his theories and his friendships with other leading artists and writers.

Condition

Excellent, in it's original state, sheet from one of the volumues (3) in our ownership, never in light, contained within the book volume for over 75 years.

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