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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Turkeys.
Etching and drypoint printed in dark brownish black on antique cream laid paper, 1879-80. 205x131 mm; 8 1/8x5 1/4 inches, thread margins. MacDonald's second state (of 2), with the butterfly lower left. Signed with the butterfly and inscribed "imp" in pencil on the tab, lower left. Edition of approximately 30. From Twenty-Six Etchings. Ex-collection M. Knoedler & Co., New York, with the label. A superb, early impression with rich contrasts, with the delicate drypoint scratches on the building façade and with all the details distinct. Kennedy 199; Glasgow 236.