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1927 Photogravure James Abbott McNeill Whistle Beggars First Venice Set XARA6

1927 Photogravure James Abbott McNeill Whistle Beggars First Venice Set XARA6

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"The Beggars"(9th State, First Venice Set)

This is an original 1927 tipped-in black and white photogravure of an etching by the American artist, James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

CONDITION

This 86+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Small wrinkle - bottom left corner. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.25 x 11.25 inches; 21 x 29 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)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a series of photogravures of the etchings of the great modern masters of etching. In excellent condition, each photogravure is mounted on a sturdy, cream-colored, textured mounting board and is ready to frame.

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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