19th Century American Prints

19th Century American Artists

This is a fine and rare pencil signed impression of Whistler's well known etching, Bibi Lalouette.  This impression is an early second state proof with the scratch on the sleeve that was later removed for the edition.  The image measures 9X6 inches, printed on a light weight Ivory Japan type paper.  There is a collectors stamp on the back of the sheet.  It came from the collection of Henry Harper Benedict ...There is a title and Butterfly monogram in the lower right corner, done in pencil.  Good condition, wide margins all around.  The sheet measures 13 1/4X9 1/2 inches.

$8800.00

This is one of the finest etchings by American artist James Whistler.  This image titled: "Black Lion Wharf" was from his Thames series created in 1859.  This image measures 5  7/8 X 8 3/4 inches. Printed on a laid type paper with watermark.  This is an early printing between state iii/iv of iv.  Very richly inked with extensive plate tone throughout.  Very good condition, signed and dated within the plate at the right side of the image.

$3450.00

This is an original etching by American artist James M Whistler.  The title is "Eagle Wharf", this image was created and printed in 1859.  Signed and dated within the plate.  The image measures 5 7/16X8 5/16 inches.  It is printed on a thin Japan paper which is rare.  This is the only known state before the plate was cancelled.  Its is from is series of Sixteen etchings on the Thames. (The Thames Set) A very fine impression.  Annotated lower left border, "'Tyzac Whiteley & Co"  an alternate title. catalog number is K-41.

$2800.00

This is an original etching by American artist James McNeill Whistler.  The title is: The Adam and Eve Tavern, Old  Chelsea.  This etching is plate signed with the butterfly monogram in the upper left sky.  The image measures 7X11 15/16 inches.  Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.  This etching was created in 1878.  It is the third state of 3.  A rich impression of this scarce composition.

$2450.00

This is an original etching by James Whistler.  The title is: "Thames Police"  It was created in 1859 as part of his Thames Set series on life on the river.  The image measures 5 15/16X8 7/8 inches.  Printed on a thin laid type paper.  Very richly inked, the Fifth state of Six.  An early rich inking.  Good condition, there is a tear upper right corner of the border, away from the image area.  Enough border for proper presentation.

$2400.00

This is an original etching by American artist James Whistler.  The title: "Fumette", was created and printed in 1858, as part of the series, "The French Set"  The image measures 6 1/2X4 1/4 inches.  This is the 5th state of 5 which includes the printers address in the lower left corner of the image.

The name whistler is plate signed lower right.  Framed.  This impression is very richly inked with extensive plate tone in the backgroun of the subject.

Eloise ('Fumette') (fl. 1840-1858). Éloise - also called Héloïse - posed for Fumette, Whistler's first partner, Héloïse was a grisette, a vivid and fiery character. A grisette, as described in Henri Murger's Scènes de la vie de Bohème (1848/1851) and Alfred de Musset's poem Mimi Pinson (1845), was a working girl, a young seamstress or milliner, fun-loving and faithful as a lover.

 

$1850.00

This is an original etching and drypoint by American artist James M Whistler.  The title is "The Forge", An interior view of the Blacksmith and his apprentices.  The image printed on a thin Japan type paper has in image size of 7 5/8X12 1/2 inches.  Extensive use of plate tone, a rich impression, This impression is the 6th state of 6 prior to the cancellation of the plate.  It was created in 1861 as part of his series, "The Thames Set"  It appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 68.  A fine image in very nice condition.

$1850.00

This is a James McNeill Whistler etching titled : Old Hungerford Bridge.  This etching and drypoint was created in 1861 as part of his Thames series.  The image measures 5 1/4X8 1/4 inches.  This impression is state iii/iv.  The plate was later cancelled after the 4th state.  This etching is framed.  It appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 76.

$1750.00

Large edition, august, 1884, 11 1/2x18 1/4, dedicated to Henry Voigt in pencil lower right margin, pencil signed, and framed

$1600.00

This is a fine original etching  by American artist James Whistler.  The subject is: Steet at Saverne, it was created and printed in 1858.  This etching was part of the French Set, It is signed lower left,"Whistler", and also has the publishers name and address lower right edge of the sheet., "Imp, Delatre, Rue St. Jacques".  This image was created in 4 states, this one is 3/4.  The image measures 8 1/8X6 3/16 inches.  Printed on an antique laid type paper

$1450.00

This is a fine early printing of the well known etching, Bibi Valentin by American artist James M Whistler.  This etching created in 1859  is impression II/II before the plate was damaged.  It came to us with the original Kappel label on the back.  A fine rich impression printed on a thin laid japan type paper.  Signed  and dated within the plate.  Glascow 34.

$1450.00

This is an original etching by American artist James MacNeill Whistler.  The title is Drouet, Sculptor, it was created in 1859, plate signed,dated and titled.  The image measures 8 7/8X6 inches.  This etching is according to the Glascow catalog is image 2 a.  This etching appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 55.  A rich impression printed on a medium weight laid type paper.  The subject is: M. Drouet, the French sculptor.'  This etching came with the original label from print dealer Frederick Keppel.  

$1250.00

This is an original etching by American artist James Whistler.  The title is: "La Marchande de Moutarde"  It was part of the series titled: "The French Set", published and printed in 1858.  This etching is signed lower left corner of the image, printed on a thin Japan type laid paper.  According to the Glascow catalog this is state V/V before the plates cancellation.  The image measures 6 1/4X3 1/2 inches.

$1250.00

This is an original etching by American artist Stephen Parrish.  The title is A Gale at Fecamp, it was created and printed in 1886.  The image including the remarques measures 13 3/4X15 3/4 inches.  It is hand signed in pencil and also has the artist's estate stamp in the lower left border.  This is Parrish's only etching with such complete remarques.  Showing the influence of French artist Felix Buhot.  The remarques revel Parrish's lively sense of humor, showing sketches of books with such titles as Philadelphia as a Summer Resort, Etching in Summer and other gems.  This is a very rare etching by Parrish, and is from a trip he took to Fecamp in 1884.

$1250.00

This is a very fine impression of the well known Whistler etching, "The Rag Gatherers", created and printed in 1857, this etching is plate signed, on the right side of the image. The image measures 6X3 1/2 inches. It is the fifth state of 5 with the edition of the two children in the interior space. This etching came to us framed with the Kennedy Galleries label on the back. Excellent condition, apparently printed on an antique laid type paper.

$1250.00