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James Abbott McNeil Whistler (1834-1903)

James Abbott McNeil Whistler (1834-1903)

Code: 10534


W: 9.5cm (3.7")H: 13.3cm (5.2")


Annie, Seated.
Etching and drypoint on Whatman laid paper with a watermark.
Signed in the plate "Whistler" and inscribed "Annie".
Third state of three.
58 known impressions.
13.3 x 9.5 cm. 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches.

A good impression, the paper is in excellent condition with no spots or stains.

Provenance: Michael Parkin Fine Art Ltd, Chelsea, London, 20th December 1973. 

References: (K.30) Edward G. Kennedy, The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, The Grolier Club, 1910.

(G.32) Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock, James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonne, University of Glasgow, 2012.

The subject of the etching is Whistler's niece Annie Haden. Whistler spent Christmas in London with his sister, Deborah Delano Haden and brother-in-law Francis Seymour Haden. He produced this sensitive etching of their daughter, before he returned to Paris on 12 January 1859.