James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) The Little Nude Model, Reading Lithograph, 1889-90, on transfer paper, with the printed butterfly posthumous edition of 55,  167 x 179mm (I)  one of the 55 posthumous impression from 1904 by Goulding
Lot 38
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) The Little Nude Model, Reading Lithograph, 1889-90, on laid, with the printed butterfly monogram, most likely one of 55 posthumous impressions printed by Goulding in 1904, 167 x 179mm (6 5/8 x 7in)(I); 290 x 222mm (11 3/8 x 8 3/4in)(SH)
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,202) inc. premium
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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)

Footnotes

  • ''The Little Nude Model, Reading' sold better than any other lithograph in Whistler's 1895-96 exhibition at the Fine Art Society and only one impression remained in his estate in 1903. T.R.Way, Whistler's printer, counted it among his favourite images, praising it in his essay of 1913:'Among the Nudes perhaps the Little Nude Model Reading' is the most delightful.'

    N.Spink, H.Stratis and M.Tedeschi, The Lithographs of James McNeil Whistler, Vol.I: A Catalogue Raisonne (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998), 145.
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