June 6, 2021 14:00 EST

American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists

 
  Lot 1
 

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834–1903)
The Courtyard, Brussels

1887. One of only several (at least seven) known impressions. Pencil signed with the Artist's butterfly monogram and inscribed ‘imp’ on tab bottom left, with Pro Patria watermark, etching on cream laid paper
Sheet size: 8 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. (21.6 x 12.4cm)
[Kennedy 355; Mansfield 353; Wedmore 250]

Provenance

Scholle Collection (per inscription verso).
Private Collection, New Jersey.

Estimated at $20,000 - $30,000


 

1887. One of only several (at least seven) known impressions. Pencil signed with the Artist's butterfly monogram and inscribed ‘imp’ on tab bottom left, with Pro Patria watermark, etching on cream laid paper
Sheet size: 8 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. (21.6 x 12.4cm)
[Kennedy 355; Mansfield 353; Wedmore 250]

Provenance

Scholle Collection (per inscription verso).
Private Collection, New Jersey.

Note

The present work is one of twelve etchings Whistler completed during his trip to Brussels in September 1887. While the exact locale depicted in the etching remains unknown, it is thought to be near the Grand Place, where Whistler stayed and worked. Part of the Brussels Set, the print was never published by a dealer. Instead, it sold over a short amount of time in fairly limited numbers. According to Margaret F. MacDonald, only seven other impressions are known, including those now in the Art Institute, Chicago; the Cleveland Museum of Art; Colby College Museum of Art; Freer Art Gallery, Washington, DC; The Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow; the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler