Etchings by Whistler, including “Annie Seated” 1858, “The Pool” 1859, “The Old Rag Woman” 1859, “Bibi Lalouette” 1859. Whistler’s etchings are known for their sensitivity of etched line as well as atmospheric effects which he created by varying the inking of the plate in brown tones, a technique that was considered a novelty at the time. Whistler was considered eccentric and controversial for his manner of entitling his etchings with a number as well as a title and for distributing white and yellow butterflies at his exhibitions. The butterflies were counterparts for his unique butterfly monogram which is usually imprinted on his etchings. Whistler’s etchings were printed in few impressions and are considered very rare. (Source: Antiques & Art Around Florida, Lorena Overstreet Allen, M.Ed., ISA)

  • Drawings & Paintings by Arshile Gorky - The Mina Boehm Metzger Collection
  • More from our permanent collection, including works by Aldro Thompson Hibbard, John Singer Sargent, William Preston Phelps, and William Henry Holmes.

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