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James Abbott McNeill Whistler
The Tyresmith

1890

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The Tyresmith. 1890. Lithograph. Way 27, Levy 41, Tedeschi, Stratis and Spink 36. 6 3/4 x 6 7/8 (sheet 10 5/8 x 7 7/8). Printed on cream laid paper with a 'Harris & McMurd[o]/1814' watermark. An impression before the text and before the image was transferred to supplementary stones for publication in the November 15, 1890 issue of The Whirlwind. According to the Tedeschi, Stratis and Spink catalogue, page 152, "The published edition was machine-printed from supplementary stones on smooth ivory wove paper, which has often discolored to cream. Periodical impressions tend to be slightly coarser, glossier and higher in contrast than those printed by hand." Signed with the butterfly in the stone. Housed in a 10 x 16-inch archival mat. The location is in Chelsea. One of the most significant figures in American art and a forerunner of the Post-Impressionist movement, James Whistler is celebrated for his innovative painting style and eccentric personality. He was bold and self-assured, and quickly developed a reputation for his verbal and legal retaliations against art critics, dealers, and artists who insulted his work. His paintings, etchings, lithographs and pastels epitomize the modern penchant for creating "art for art's sake," an axiom celebrated by Whistler and others in the Aesthetic movement. They also represent one of the earliest shifts from traditional representational art to abstraction that is at the heart of much of modern art.

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