The Music Room

James McNeill Whistler

The Music Room


Etching and drypoint

5 11/16 x 8 1/2 inches (sheet 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches).

Glasgow records 52 known impressions.

Allinson Gallery, Inc.

Storrs, CT

860-429-2322 - land line

$2,200 - $5,500

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Sir Francis Seymour Haden, the noted surgeon and etcher, and Whistler's brother-in-law, is reading a newspaper on the left. James Reed Traer, Haden's surgical assistant, is in the center. On the right, Dasha, Haden's wife and Whistler's half-sister, is reading by lamplight. The setting is the Hadens' home at 62 Sloan Street, London. Using the press installed at the top of the house, Whistler printed proofs on a wide variety of papers, leaving a varied amount of ink on the surface of the plate.

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