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1908 Print James McNeill Whistler Old Battersea Bridge Thames England XAGA8

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This is an original 1908 color halftone print entitled Old Battersea Bridge. Most interestingly, it was one of the pieces brought up during Whistler's cross-examination in the Whistler V. Ruskin trial.

CONDITION

This 103+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: This original image has been produced on a textured stock, and there are some yellow marks in the lower right margin.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.25 x 6.25 inches; 11 x 16 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.

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.

Keywords specific to this image: art, evening

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