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James Abbott McNeill WHISTLER
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ANTIQUE PAINTINGS
Title: "Rotherhithe"
Portfolio: 'Thames Set', pub. 1871
Year: 1860; (A later 19th Century edition after the 1871 'Thames Set')
Medium: Original Etching and Drypoint
Image size: 10.75" x 7.75"
Sheet size: 16" x 12.25"
Price: $3,500
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American artist, active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the United Kingdom. He was averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, and was a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail. The symbol was apt, for it combined both aspects of his personality: his art is characterized by a subtle delicacy, while his public persona was combative. He found a parallel between painting and music and entitled many of his paintings "arrangements", "harmonies", and "nocturnes", emphasizing the primacy of tonal harmony. His most famous painting is Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (1871), commonly known as 'Whistler's Mother', the revered and often parodied portrait of motherhood. Whistler influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his artistic theories and his friendships with leading artists and writers
GALLERY
Title: "The Rag Gatherers"
Year: 1858
Edition: fifth (final) state of five (Glasgow)
Medium: Original Etching and Drypoint
Image size: 6" x 3.5"
Sheet size: 20.25" x 15.25"
Price: $1,500
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