James A. WHISTLERJames A. WHISTLERMortimer MENPESWalter SICKERTDOWDESWELL AND DOWDESWELL PUBLISHERS, Upright Venice Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 2

James WHISTLER

United States of America 1834 – England 1903

artist

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

James WHISTLER

United States of America 1834 – England 1903

printer

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

Mortimer MENPES

Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1855 – Surrey, England 1938

assistant

  • England from 1875

Walter SICKERT

Germany 1860 – England 1942

assistant

  • England 1868-98, France 1898-1905, with regular visits to Italy, France 1919-22, England from 1942

DOWDESWELL AND DOWDESWELL PUBLISHERS

publisher (organisation)

Upright Venice 1879-80
Collection Title: the 'Second Venice set', 1886
Place made: Venice London, Veneto, Venezia province Greater London, Italy England
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint, printed in black ink. Support: light-weight, off white, antique laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: verso, large watermark : Pro Patria with a seated figure ( the maid of Dort )within a palisade holding a spear with a hat and the figure of a rampant lion holding a sword with the words "PRO PATRIA" above
Edition State: 2nd state of 4
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.
Publisher: DOWDESWELL AND DOWDESWELL PUBLISHERS
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 black ink 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 as part of image l.l , in plate[ Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil c, in brown ink [ Cunningham]; collector's stamp on verso of tab, in brown ink [ pentangle stamp of the collector A.W. Scholle (?)] [ Lugt 2923A]
Dimensions: plate-mark 25.2 h x 17.8 w cm sheet 26.2 h x 17.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 205
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.403
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.