209 x 307 mm (8.2 x 12.1 in.)
James McNeill Whistler,
Medium and Support:
Etching on Asian laid paper
First of five states
Print impression quality:
from set of 26 etchings A Set of Twenty-six Etchings (The Second Venice Set)
From the set "A Set of Twenty-six Etchings," known as the "Second Venice Set," published by Dowdeswell in 1886; according to original DAC catalog card: "Superlatively fine impression in black on soft Japanese paper. Printed by Whistler in Venice"
Signed in pencil on tab, lower right: butterfly monogram and “imp. Venice”; inscribed in pencil in artist’s hand on: “No. 10, very early proof” and butterfly monogram; inscribed in pencil on verso: “San Giorgio, 1917-9-9”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks:
Henry Benedict (Lugt 2936)
Kennedy 201 i/v.
Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1942