The Muff

James McNeill Whistler

The Muff


Drypoint in black ink on medium weight laid paper

157 x 100 mm. 6 1/4 x 4 in.

David Tunick, Inc.

New York, NY


Price upon request

More Information

References: Kennedy 113, third state of three;

Glasgow 131, fourth state of four, the finished plate,

prior to cancellation

Signature: Signed in the plate with the butterfly mid-right border

Provenance: Sir W.R. Drake (1817-1890), Lugt 2743; among a “belles

series d’oeuvres de Whistler” (quote from Lugt) from

Drake’s estate sold at

Christies 8-9 March 1892, lot 308 (£3.5.0); possibly to

Percy Thomas (1846-1922);

John P. Elton, Waterbury, CT;

By descent

Impression: Very fine, with burr

Condition: Excellent, horizontal printing crease across the bottom,

ample margins all around