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James Whistler, The Little Putney, 1879, etching and drypoint, signed with the large butterfly lower right (also with the butterfly in the plate). Glasgow 187, third state (of 3). 124 x 201 mm. In very good condition, with wide margins (a tiny rust spot right margin), printed in brownish/black ink on laid paper.
Provenance: S.H. Nazeby Harrington (lugt 1349), with his stamp lower left recto. Harrington was an art critic, author of the catalogue raisonne for Seymour Haden (Whistler’s brother-in-law) prints.
A very fine impression, with substantial plate tone. MacDonald (Glasgow) notes that relatively few impressions of the third state were printed, and that the final state is sometimes “richly printed”, as exemplified in this impression.
This relatively rare print should not be confused with the more common prints Little Putney Bridge (Glasgow 186) or the Old Putney Bridge (Glasgow 185).