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Sketch for the Selection and Arrangement of Whistler’s First Venice Set

ca. 1879-1880
19th century
113 x 177 mm (4.4 x 7 in.)

James McNeill Whistler, American, (1834–1903)

Object Type: drawing
Medium and Support: Pencil drawing on white laid paper
Marks: Unsigned; inscribed, verso: small sketch of an arched doorway
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: D. Kennedy; Howard Mansfield (Lugt 1342, Lugt 1782)
Bibliography: Deanna Marohn Bendix, Diabolical Designs (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1995), fig. 83, p. 219.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.303

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  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • sketches - Use for rough or summary art works; less finished than studies. Though sketches are often in the drawing medium, the term "drawings" in general implies more finished works than does "sketches." [April 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor moved. February 1991 related terms added.]
  • Venice - TGN 7018159 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

  • sheet Dimensions: 113 x 177 mm (4.4 x 7 in.)

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