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James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 1834-1903.

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The Music Room. 1859. Etching and drypoint. Kennedy 33 ii; Glasgow 39.iv. 5 11/16 x 8 1/2 (sheet 8 1/2 x 11 1/4). Glasgow records 52 known impressions. An exceptionally rich impression printed on antique laid paper. Unsigned. $4,750.

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Sir Francis Seymour Haden, the noted surgeon and etcher, and Whistler's brother-in-law, is reading a newspaper on the left. James Reed Traer, Haden's surgical assistant, is in the center. On the right, Dasha, Haden's wife and Whistler's half-sister, is reading by lamplight. The setting is the Hadens' home at 62 Sloan Street, London. Using the press installed at the top of the house, Whistler printed proofs on a wide variety of papers, leaving a varied amount of ink on the surface of the plate.

The Hadens' music room, but with Deborah and Annie at the piano, was the subject of one of Whistler's first two paintings submitted to the Paris Salon in the following year.

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Please click on the link to the Glasgow online catalogue raisonné The Music Room.

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