Swann Galleries to offer strong selection of American and European Works


NEW YORK, NY.- On Thursday, September 22, Swann Galleries will conduct an auction of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings. As always, the sale features an excellent selection of American and European works that span the two centuries. The 19th century portion of the sale features more than 20 prints by James A.M. Whistler, with highlights including the etchings The Traghetto, No. 2, The Riva No. 2, and Upright Venice, all circa 1879-80, and all signed with the artist’s famous butterfly signature (estimates: $15,000 to $20,000 each for The Traghetto, No. 2 and The Riva No. 2, $30,000 to $50,000 for Upright Venice). Also among important prints is a complete set of the deluxe edition of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s L’Album des Douze Lithographies Originales, one of 50 on Japan paper, 1904-1919 ($40,000 to $60,000). Other Impressionist prints of note