Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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record 19 of 38

The Doorway,

From the set of twelve etchings, Venice, Whistler, Twelve Etchings (The First Venice Set)

Etching, drypoint, and roulette printed in dark brown ink on laid paper

Fourth of seven states

Print impression quality: Excellent; lower right areas possibly retouched by hand

Dimensions (Plate): 292 x 203 mm (11.5 x 8 in.)

Signed in pencil on tab, lower left: butterfly monogram and “imp”; inscribed in plate, upper left: butterfly monogram; inscribed in pencil on verso, upper left: “5”

Edition: From the set “Venice, Whistler, Twelve Etchings,” known as the “First Venice Set,” published by the Fine Art Society, London, 1880

Accession number: 1952.D1.1

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1952

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Tracy Dows

Bibliography: Kennedy 188 iv/vii

Work Type: print

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