Jun 28, 2012 - Sale 2283

Sale 2283 - Lot 44

Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
On the Test.

Etching and drypoint on tissue-thin Japan paper, 1859. 150x225 mm; 6x9 inches, full margins. Sixth state (of 8). A superb, richly-inked impression of this scarce, early print, with crisp, inky plate edges.

This is one of several plates drawn directly from nature on a day trip from London. Whistler had some hand in the proofing process, as evidenced by the inscription "On the Test Near Romsey, 1859, F. S. Haden" that he added to the plate in the second state. Schneiderman 24.