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Whistler - The First Venice Set

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19th century
201 x 295 mm (7.9 x 11.6 in.)

James McNeill Whistler, American, (1834–1903)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and drypoint printed in brown ink on laid paper
State: Fourth of five states
Print impression quality: Very good with heavy plate tone; gondola, left, almost worn away as in K. 184 v/
Series: from set of twelve etchings Venice, Whistler, Twelve Etchings (The First Venice Set)
Edition: From the set “Venice, Whistler, Twelve Etchings,” known as the “First Venice Set,” published by the Fine Art Society, London, 1880
Marks: Signed in pencil on tab, lower left: butterfly monogram and “imp”; signed in pencil on verso, lower right: “selected proof” and butterfly monogram; inscribed in pencil on verso: “This is the proof that Whistler selected and exhibited in London when the Venice set was first shown. It comes from the collection of Mr. Rawlinson to whom Whistler sold it. F.K.” [Frederick Keppel]
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: W.G. Rawlinson; Albert W. Scholle
Bibliography: Kennedy 184 iv/v.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.292

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