1904 Print Peacock Bird Feathers Tail James McNeill Whistler Prince's Gate XALA5

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This is an original 1904 black and white halftone print that depicts two panels from the famous Peacock Room, a dining room originally designed by Jeckyll at the request of Mr. Leyland, which was used to house his collection of fine China. He asked famous artist James McNeill Whistler to decorate parts of the inside, and it was with stunning, radiant peacocks that he chose to do so.

CONDITION

This 108+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 6.75 inches; 9 x 17 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Whistler, James Abbott McNeill. There is no visible artist signature.

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill

James Whistler (1834-1903) was an American painter based in London, England, who prided himself in creating harmony within his works. His portraits are most well-known, with Arrangement in Grey and Black no. 1 (commonly known as Whistler's Mother) being his most famous piece. His impressive landscapes with overarching themes have led him to be known as the father of Tonalism, and he influenced artists on both sides of the Atlantic. He was a close personal friend of Oscar Wilde for many years until a misunderstanding deteriorated their relationship. Wilde, in a bout of spiteful vindictiveness, later wrote the fantastical Portrait of Dorian Grey based on Whistler.

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