James Abbott McNeill Whistler
1834-1903 ~ American

The Forge


Drypoint etching from 1861. State 4 of 6. This image was part of the Thames set published in 1871. Catalog: Glasgow 86. The location is a forge in the small town of Perros-Guirec in Brittany. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. Plate measures 7 1/2 x 12 3/8 on 9 x 14 2/8 inch laid type paper A well-inked impression with a a rich drypoint burr.

The Adam and Eve, Old Chelsea


Drypoint etching from 1878. Edition of 92. State III/III. Catalog: Glascow 175. Plate measures 6 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches in a black and gold frame. Printed in warm toned ink on antique watermarked laid paper. Plate signed with Whistler's trademark butterfly monogram in the upper left. A magnificently detailed print with good plate tone and rich inking.



This is a drypoint etching from 1879, plate signed with Whistler's trademark butterfly monogram in the lower left corner. Catalog: Kennedy 181. State IV/IV. Plate measures 5 3/8 x 7 7/8 on 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 inch antique laid type paper with a grape watermark. Provenance: Harlow, McDonald & Co, 667 Fifth Avenue, New York. The Athenaeum referred to this print as "View Near Fulham" in 1879, which caused some confusion. A fine impression of one of Whistler's attractive depictions of sailing vessels on the Thames, just up the river from where Whistler lived in Chelsea.