James A. WHISTLER, The Rialto Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The Rialto 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: medium-weight, cream, antique laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: "shield with 'W' at base" centre.l
Edition State: 1st state of 2
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: Proved 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".
Secondary Insc: Inscribed as part of image c.r " VENDITA CARNA...[illeg]".
Dimensions: plate-mark 29.8 h x 20.2 w cm sheet 30.5 h x 20.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 211
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.401
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.