NUDE MODEL, RECLINING

NUDE MODEL, RECLINING

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
NUDE MODEL, RECLINING
lithograph
1893

An original James Abbott McNeill Whistler lithograph print.

1893

Original lithograph printed in black ink on antique laid paper.

Signed on the stone with the artist’s butterfly monogram center left.

A superb impression of Spink’s third and final state of this scarce lithograph, printed after the removal from the stone of the tiny spot from within the area of highlight on the model’s left shoulder, from the edition of approximately 41 impressions printed by Frederick Goulding on March 30, 1904 (apart from the lifetime edition of approximately 25 printed by Way).

Catalog: Spink 73; Levy 75; Way 47.

4 x 8 7/16 inches

Sheet Size: 9 x 14 1/8 inches

The above depiction of a studio model is one of Whistler’s “tanagra figures” – a work to be enjoyed simply for its grace of line and movement – part of a series of lithographs on which he began work in the early 1890’s as a departure from his highly successful rendering of scenes from everyday life. 

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