19th Century American Prints

Hulingham

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This is a fine impression of the original etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler titled: "Hurlingham", it was created and printed circa 1879. This etching is the 4th state of 4. The image measures 5 3/8X7 7/8 inches, printed on a medium weight laid type paper with watermark. This is a rich image with fine use of plate tone in the sky and water.
superb condition apart from two old pieces of tape residue upper corners, well away from the image area. Hurlingham is on the river Thames in Fulham, west London, across the river from Wandsworth. Hurlingham Park looks south, across the river, to Wandsworth Park. It was a site where both amateur and professional activities overlapped. Thames barges, boats and tugs as well as rowboats and skiffs crowded the broad river. Hurlingham itself was a sporting venue for London Society, including Royalty, to watch and play polo, while the public could watch boat races from the riverbank. This etching appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 181.

Shepherdess at Sunset

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A beautiful, Barbizon inspired twilight scene, this etching measures 16 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches, published in 1888 by Klackner, New York, plate signed and dated, pencil signed, with two remarques in the lower margin. William Lathrop was the son of a midwest farmer and throughout his life worked as both an artist and a farmer. As a young man he moved to New York, and began creating etchings, many of which were published by Klackner. In the late 1880s he traveled to London and Paris, and inspired by the European countryside concentrated on painting in oils and watercolors. He became known for his atmospheric, understated landscapes in the Tonalist style.

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