1921 Print Portrait Harper Pennington American Expressive James McNeill XAT6

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This is an original 1921 black and white halftone print of a portrait of Harper Pennington, who was an American painter.

CONDITION

This 90+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches; 14 x 19 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. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

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: Top Hat, Suit

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