Mar 10, 2022 - Sale 2597

Sale 2597 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Waterloo Bridge.

Lithograph on ivory laid paper, 1896. 172x127 mm; 6 3/4x5 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately 28. A very good impression of this scarce lithograph with all the details distinct.

Waterloo Bridge is one of 8 lithographs drawn by Whistler (1834-1903) while he and his wife Beatrix resided at the Savoy Hotel in London in February and March 1896. Beatrix had been diagnosed with cancer in 1894 and was ill through 1895, with her condition worsening during the early months of 1896. She died on May 10th, 1896. Whistler's years of marriage with Beatrix, whom he nicknamed "Trixie," were among the happiest of his life. He was devasted with her passing.

Their rooms at the Savoy Hotel were on the top floor, which afforded Whistler views of the Embankment and the Thames. He spent much of his time during these painful months at his wife's bedside and drawing from the balconies of their suite.

With—Old Battersea Bridge, lithograph, 1879. 144x332 mm; 5 3/4x13 inches, full margins. Second state (of 2). Edition of 100. Published by Boussod, Valadon, et Cie., Paris. From Notes. Way 12 and 123; Levy 24 and 177; Spink 18 and 156.