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James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 1834-1903.

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Jo's Bent Head. 1861. Drypoint. Kennedy 78.ii; Glasgow 88.ii/iii. 9 x 5 7/8 (sheet 12 7/8 x 9 1/4). Glasgow records 25 known proofs. A rich impression with subtle tonal wiping, printed on fine cream laid paper with a 'No1' countermark. There was no published edition of this extremely rare etching. Unsigned. Housed in an archival French mat and a 19 x 15 1/2-inch period beaded gold frame. $9,750.

Joanna 'Jo' Hiffernan (ca. 1843 - after 1903) was an Irish artists' model and muse. Whistler first met her in 1860 while she was at a studio in Rathbone Place. Subsequently they had a 6-year relationship with him, during which period she modeled for some of his most famous paintings and prints.

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Please click on the link to the Glasgow online catalog raisonné Jo's Bent Head.

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