May 06, 2021 - Sale 2566

Sale 2566 - Lot 195

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Beatrix Whistler.

Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1893. 173x90 mm; 6 7/8x3 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of only 17. Printed by Goulding, London, in 1903 (there were no lifetime impressions according to Spink, et als). A superb impression of this extremely scarce lithograph, with strong contrasts and the tonal nuances distinct.

We have found only 3 other impressions at auction in the past 20 years.

Beatrice (or Beatrix), affectionately known to him as "Trixie," was Whistler's wife who died of cancer in 1896. This lithograph was printed by Goulding under the direction of Rosalind Bernie Philip, Beatrix's sister and executor of Whistler's estate. Levy 64; Spink 80.