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James Abbot McNeill WHISTLER (1834-1903)

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Drawings have always been a sound first step for budding collectors in the UK and they look a particularly good bet now, with British works showing spectacular price gains at auction on the back of big price rises for the lesser known artists.

An offshoot of French Impressionism, American Impressionism emerged in the 1880s with the works of Charles Curran and Ben Foster. The movement numbers some 60 artists. Its most celebrated exponents include Childe HASSAM of Boston, who was inspired by urban subjects, and the portraitists Mary CASSATT and John Singer SARGENT.

Hammer prices for US impressionists have slumped in the last six months, as the local American demand that usually supports the market has dried up. In the last three years the school’s price index has fallen by 33%.

Recent sales at the London auctions of 24 and 25 June confirm the resurgence of French impressionism which had been rather overshadowed in 2001. The healthy demand for the school was underscored when Claude MONET‘s Nymphs fetched GBP12,250,000 at Sotheby’s. At the same time, the popularity of British and US impressionists, who made such a splash in 2000, seemed to have waned.

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Updated on 24 Apr 2019: James Abbot McNeill WHISTLER (1834-1903) is an artist born in 1834 The oldest auction result ever registered on the website for an artwork by this artist is a painting sold in 1983, at Christie's, and the most recent auction result is a print-multiple sold in 2019. Artprice.com's price levels for this artist are based on 4,760 auction results. Especially: painting, print-multiple, photography, drawing-watercolor. 6 art works by artist James Abbot McNeill WHISTLER (1834-1903) will soon be available in auction rooms. , sold by 1 Artprice store(s).

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