Mar 10, 2022 - Sale 2597

Sale 2597 - Lot 41

Price Realized: $ 4,160
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
The Dancing Girl.

Lithograph, 1889. 182x148 mm; 7 1/4x5 3/4 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately only 32. Signed with the butterfly and inscribed "No. 16" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Way, London.

According to Spink, et als, apparently Whistler's (1834-1903) "first representation in lithography of the female figure in motion." They cite one other impression similarly signed and annotated with a number in Whistler's hand, now in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow. A superb, early impression of this very scarce lithograph, with the dark inking along the edge of the robe near the right arm and with all the subtle tonal variations distinct. Way 30; Levy 45; Spink 29.