BECQUET.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler


Becquet.

Deypoint, 1859
Image size 10 x 7 3/8" (25.2 x 18.7 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 41399
Price: $7,000.00
Publisher :
Sixth state of six vi/vi.

"Whistler told me that this plate was originally an oblong etching of West Point, made by an old classmate, who brought it to him for his opinion. Whistler scraped off the view of West Point and put Becquet in its place; why, he did not say. At lower right corner the stacked muskets may be plainly seen...."

This is a cleanly wiped impression the the remains of the view of West Point are move visible in the corners of the plate.
20th Century Subjects , Portraits

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