The Guitar Player

James McNeill Whistler

The Guitar Player

1874-75

Drypoint in brown ink on off-white laid paper

413 x 303 mm. 16 1/4 x 11 7/8 in.

David Tunick, Inc.

New York, NY

212-570-0090

Price upon request

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References: Kennedy 140, fifth state of five;

Glasgow 124, sixth or seventh state of seven

Signature: Signed in pencil with the butterfly bottom left

Annotations: Whistler has made his characteristic letter and dot marks in the

extreme lower left corner of the margin, indicating a special or

early impression, as mentioned in the entry for the print under the

“Printing” tab in Glasgow Online. Whistler also appears to have

titled the print in pencil on the bottom edge left of center, “Ridley

– Guitar Player”

Provenance: H.H. Benedict (1844-1935, New York), his initials in pencil lower

right extreme corner of margin (covered by mount);

John P. Elton (1865-1948), Waterbury, CT;

By descent

Impression: Very fine, with burr and considerable wiped tonal effects, inky

plate edges

Condition: Excellent, laid down on old board, wide margins.