Drypoint; fourth state of six (glasgow); printed in black ink on tissue weight ivory japan | 19.6 x 12.8cm | 1863

James McNeill Whistler

Whistler depicts the celebrated Irish beauty Joanna Hiffernan—his model and mistress—sunk in an armchair, engulfed by a long skirt and loose hair, her lips parted as if to speak. The delicate paper captures the soft, drypoint lines and conveys a sens...
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