Regent's Quadrant

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Printer
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About the Artwork

Regent's Quadrant

ca. 1885

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (Artist) American, 1834 - 1903 James Abbott McNeill Whistler (Printer) American, 1834 - 1903

Etching and drypoint printed in brown ink on laid paper

Sheet (trimmed to plate mark): 6 1/2 × 4 3/4 inches (16.5 × 12.1 cm)

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Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith

62.58

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Markings

Signed, in plate, upper right, with Whistler's butterfly monogram; Signed, in graphite, below the plate line, lower left, with Whistler's butterfly monogram, followed by the abbreviation "imp."

Inscribed, in graphite, verso, Wb (underlined, possibly WL), Glasgow suggests this might be an unidentified collector’s mark) Inscribed, in graphite, verso, center of sheet, Regent’s Quadrant; lower center, WW

Stamp, in blue, verso, HM in circle [Howard Mansfield. Lugt 1342] Stamp, in black, verso, HW [Harris Whittemore. Lugt 1384a. See also Lugt 1342]

Provenance

Howard Mansfield [1849-1938] (New York, New York, USA)

1919 (Arthur H. Hahlo & Co., New York, New York, USA)

1919, Harris Whittemore (1862-1927)

By descent

October 14, 1952, sold by (Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, New York, USA) auction of Whistler etchings and lithographs from the estate of Harris Whittemore, sold by order of the J. H. Whittemore Company, lot 86, for $35.00. (Unidentified dealer)

Edward E. MacCrone (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA)

1962-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Regent's Quadrant, ca. 1885, etching and drypoint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith, 62.58.

Regent's Quadrant
Regent's Quadrant