James Abbott McNeil Whistler (Massachusetts/England/France, 1834-1903) etching on laid paper titled "Black Lion Wharf" depicting a fisherman sitting in front of a busy city wharf with boats and buildings in the background. Signed and dated 1859 in the plate at lower right. Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, NY gallery label en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Plate – 6" H x 9" W. Sight – 6 5/8" H x 9 3/8" W. Framed – 13 1/4" H x 16 1/8" W. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction. CONDITION: Some toning to perimeter of matte. Light toning to etching. Not examined out of the frame.
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