James A. WHISTLER, San Biagio Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

  • France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895

San Biagio 1879-80
Collection Title: A Set of Twenty- Six Etchings (Second Venice Set) 1886
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: light-weight, cream antique laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Manufacturer's Mark: " FELLOWS/ 1804" ( vertically)
Edition State: 5th state of 9
Edition: Edition of 30; plus 12 extra impressions of 15 plates, and an extra 123 proofs printed by Whistler for Dowdeswell , a total of 1083 proofs.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1886

Edition Notes: Proofs by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Printed by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Assisted by MENPES, Mortimer ( Australia 1855- Great Britain-1938) Assisted by SICKERT, Walter Richard (Great Britain 1860-1942) Printed in dark brown ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate
Primary Insc: signed on tab l.l , in pencil [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]; inscribed on tab l.l, in pencil "imp"; etched c.l, in plate [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil l.r, in brown ink [Cunningham]; unidentified monogram l.r , in pencil " m.m "; inscribed l.l.c, in pencil " 14 ( encircled) / vol 4/ X-943/ #30836(?) crossed out".
Dimensions: plate-mark 20.8 h x 30.4 w cm sheet 21.6 h x 30.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 197; Mansfield (1909), 194
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.398
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.