Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

James Abbott McNeill Whistler Etching & Drypoint, 1859, "Lime-Burner"

$7,500

About

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, (1834-1903) "W. Jones, Lime-Burner, Thames Street." from the Thames Set, 1871. Etching and drypoint. Etched 1859. Printed, 1871. Kennedy catalog 46state ii; Glasgow catalog 55 state ii. Measures: 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 (sheet 14 1/4 x 9 1/4). Presents in a 4 ply archival mat, unframed. Glasgow records 98 known impressions. Issued as plate 9 in "Sixteen Etchings or Scenes on the Thames and other subjects." (Thames Set). Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 1 (1911): 35; Guichard, British Etchers, 1850-1940. A richly-inked impression printed on antique cream laid paper. Signed and dated in the plate. During his formative years in Paris in the 1850s, Whistler was influenced by the injunctions of the poet and theorist Charles Baudelaire that artists should take subjects from 'modern life' and seek a new beauty in the teeming cities. Whistler's first major suite of prints, his 'French Set' brought critical acclaim but disappointing sales. Seeking more generous patrons, he moved to London in 1859. Initially under the influence of his brother-in-law Francis Seymour Haden, a Pioneer of the 'etching revival', he began a series of superbly observed and finely detailed views of the River Thames with its shipping, thriving wharves and picturesque characters. In his 'Thames Set' etchings Whistler often introduced the figures of workmen, boatmen or loungers in the foregrounds. Here, however, the figure - 'W. Jones, Lime-burner of Thames Street' - is made the central element, while the view to the river beyond becomes almost incidental.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.25 in. (36.2 cm)Width: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)Depth: .02 in. (0.51 mm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1859
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: p45561stDibs: LU1875317833121

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $20 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 4-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Phoenix, AZ
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1988
1stDibs seller since 2016
250 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 3 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

“Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler" by Walter Greaves
By Walter Greaves
Located in Sheffield, MA
Walter Greaves English, 1846-1930 “Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler in front of the Thames” Oil on canvas Signed & dated 1874 36 by 28 in. W/frame 45 by 37 in. Walter Grea...
Category

20th Century English Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Peter Voulkos Drypoint Etching
By Peter Voulkos
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1924-2002 A rare and late piece of art on paper by one of the great abstract ceramic artist of California. A nice print image of a stacked sculpture idea in textured sgraffito. The ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

James Coignard ‘Occupation’ Etching
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful original signed and framed carborundum etching ‘Occupation’ by French artist James Coignard (1925-2008), pencil signed and numbered by Coignard: 17/75, image size: 43? x 34...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Prints

Materials

Paper

"Le Croquet" Etching and Drypoint 1878 French Artist Jacques Tissot
Located in Toledo, OH
"Le Croquet" etching and drypoint 1878 by French artist Jacques Tisset (1836-1902) on cream Japan paper. Young lady playing croquet with two reclining ladies and dog watching.
Category

Antique 1870s European Victorian Prints

Materials

Paper

James Coignard, Original Caroborund Etching, Signed Numbered 14/60
Located in New York, NY
James Coignard. Caroborund etching (without title), signed numbered 14/60. Measures: 55 x 44 cm James Coignard, painter, ceramist, sculptor and etcher, was born in Tours, France ...
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Prints

Materials

Paper

18th Century Philip James Loutherbourg Portrait English Miniature Paper Etching
Located in Milan, IT
18th century Philip James de Loutherbourg Portrait English school miniature etching on paper, of oval shape, set in a black and gold decoration frame. In good condition, original wat...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English Prints

Materials

Paper

Antique Print of Baboons by Hoffmann '1859'
Located in Langweer, NL
Original antique print of baboons. This print originates from ‘Das Buch der Welt‘ by Carl Hoffmann. Published 1859.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Prints

Materials

Paper

Antique Map of China by W. G. Blackie, 1859
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'China'. Original antique map of China. This map originates from ‘The Imperial Atlas of Modern Geography’. Published by W. G. Blackie, 1859.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Maps

Materials

Paper

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery