James Abbott McNeil Whistler (Massachusetts/England/France, 1834-1903) etching on laid paper titled "Adam & Eve Tavern/Old Chelsea London" depicting the Old Feary Wharf. Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, NY gallery label en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Plate – 6 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Sight – 7 1/4" H x 11 1/8" W. Framed – 13 7/8" H x 18 3/4" W. Printed 1879. 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: Toning to matte. Not examined out of the frame.
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