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Whistler - The First Venice Set

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The Little Lagoon

ca. 1879-1880
19th century
225 x 152 mm (8.9 x 6 in.)

James McNeill Whistler, American, (1834–1903)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and drypoint on laid paper mounted on board
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Excellent, except glued down, not possible to see verso
Series: from set of twelve etchings Venice, Whistler, Twelve Etchings (The First Venice Set)
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower left: butterfly monogram and “imp.”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Queen Victoria (Lugt 2535) [stated on label from Harlow, McDonald & Co., verso of frame; not verified from Royal Stamp on print, verso, since mounted down. In 1906, Edward VII sold Queen Victoria’s collection (Mansfield 1909, liii) to Thos. Agnew & Sons (London), where it was bought by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY, from whom it was probably acquired by Harlow, McDonald. See donor file for labels from old backing.
Bibliography: Kennedy 186 ii/ii; Wiehl, Whistler and American Print Collectors (Middletown, CT: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, 1983), no. 39.
Credit Line: Gift of John P. Howland (BA Wesleyan 1935), 1995
Accession Number: 1995.25.1

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  • harbors - Designates well-sheltered inlets of water affording protection from wind and sea and sufficient depth to allow anchorage for vessels.
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • marine views - Use For Term
  • Venice - TGN 7018159 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

  • plate Dimensions: 225 x 152 mm (8.9 x 6 in.)

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