Two (2) James Abbott McNeil Whistler (Massachusetts/England/France, 1834-1903) etchings on laid paper titled "Thames Water Lioness" & "Mustard Seller". 1st item: Etching titled "Thames Water Lioness" depicting a row of warehouses lining a wharf background with fishing boats foreground. Signed and dated 1859 in the plate lower right. Housed in a gilt wood frame with Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, NY gallery label en verso. Plate – 3" H x 7 3/4" W. Sight – 3 3/8" H x 8 1/4" W. Framed – 10 1/4" H x 15" W. 2nd item: Etching titled "Mustard Seller" depicting a young woman standing in the doorway of a mustard shop. Signed in the plate lower left. Housed in a gilt wood frame with Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, NY gallery label en verso. Plate – 6" H x 3 1/2" W. Sight – 6 7/8" H x 4 1/8" W. Framed – 12 3/4" H x 10" 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: 1st item: Etching has slipped in matte, mounting tape visible upper margin. Toning to perimeter of the matte. Not examined out of the frame. 2nd item: Some toning to perimeter of matte. Not examined out the frame. Both frames with minor abrasions.
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