James McNeill Whistler Prints


Nocturne 1879–80

etching and drypoint, printed in dark-brown ink on laid paper; 199 x 290 mm (7 1316 x 11 716 inches)

signed with the butterfly and inscribed imp in pencil on the tab; signed again on the verso with the butterfly and inscribed selected proof and Ex –; another early pencil annotation verso: Marked by Whistler “selected proof ” and signed by him. His “Ex.” means extra fine.

Kennedy 184 fifth (final) state; Glasgow 222 ninth (final) state

A fully-illustrated catalogue published on the occasion of the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of prints by James McNeill Whistler for 45 years.

The exhibition includes 80 works, reflecting each phase of his work as an etcher from the early French set to the rare Amsterdam etchings.

The show has been organized in collaboration with The Fine Art Society, London, and Harris Schrank Fine Prints, New York.


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