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Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, The

Lochnan, Katharine A.

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ISBN 10: 0300032838 / ISBN 13: 9780300032833
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, 1984
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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308 pages. 297 B&W etchings and photographs throughout. pictorial cover with slight wear and bending of top right corner of front cover. Previous owner sticker on rear endpaper. Frontispiece. Overall, a clean, tight copy. Record # 850325. Bookseller Inventory # 850325

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Title: Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, The

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: 1st Edition

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James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) ranks among the greatest of modern etchers, and this compilation features the best of his work in this genre. Here are 149 outstanding examples of his etchings and drypoints, most in the original size, and all reproduced with exceptional quality.
Appealing subjects include views of wharfs and bridges; street scenes from London, Amsterdam, and Venice; and portraits. Popular individual prints presented are "Black Lion Wharf," 'Rotherhithe," "Annie Haden," "Zaandam," "The Storm," "Little Venice," "The Palaces," "Portrait of Whistler," "The Village Sweet-Shop," "The Two Doorways," "St. James's Street," "Fanny Leyland," "Longshoremen," "Old Battersea Bridge," "Nocturne," and many others. The famous sets are also well represented: the complete French set, the Thames set, and the two Venice sets.
Editor Maria Naylor has provided an insightful introduction and an explanatory note for each print, giving Kennedy catalog number, the particular state illustrated, the medium, the original dimensions (in the few cases where illustrations have been reduced), and the set to which the print belongs (where applicable). An excellent reference for those already acquainted with Whistler's etchings, this volume also makes a fine introduction.

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