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The May 2022 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, May 20, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1012

JAMES ABBOT MCNEIL WHISTLER (AMERICAN, 1834-1903), PENCIL ON BROWN PAPER, H 4.5", W 2" IMAGE SIZE, PORTRAIT OF MRS. TINNIE GREAVES

Estimate: $6,000 - $10,000

Bid Increments

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$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
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$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
Matted and framed under glass H 12.75", W 10.75". Matted letter signed Joseph Pennell and dated "Minneapolis Sept 25 1915" verso. Letter appears to read "_____, this drawing is a genuine study by Whistler. As I have seen a number of similar sketches by him. Done in exactly the same fashion. Including a number of portraits of himself. Some of which I believe are now in the ____. Joseph Pennell". Pencil notation on the backboard reads "This is a study of me by James McNeill Whistler. Tinnie Greaves" with the artist's butterfly signature and a purple ink stamp of a pharmacy snake. Provenance: Ira Spanierman, Inc., New York (paper label affixed under glass on verso).