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James Abbott McNeill Whistler
The Rag Gatherers

1858

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An original etching and drypoint on watermarked laid paper by American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) titled "The Rag Gatherers", 1858. The fifth (final) state of five (Glasgow) with margins. Signed and dated in the plate lower right. (Not hand signed). Reference: Kennedy 23; Glasgow 29; Mansfield 23. Recently framed with all archival materials, within a formal gold jessop moulding. We retained an original 'Vincent Price Collection' sticker on verso from previous framing. Framed size: 21.25" x 17.25". Image size: 6" x 3.5". A strong impression. In very good condition. 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

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  • Dimensions
    H 21.25 in. x W 17.25 in.H 53.98 cm x W 43.82 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number
    LU12124285751
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