United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

San Giorgio 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 Support: light-weight cream laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l edge
Edition State: 4th state of 4
Impression: edition of 30
Edition: In addition to the 30 sets, 12 extra impressions of 15 plates, and an extra 123 proofs were printed by Whistler for Dowdeswell , a total of 1083 proofs.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1886

Edition Notes: Proofs and printing by WHISTLER, James (Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834-Great Britain-1903) Asisted by MENPES, Mortimer ( Australia 1855- Great Britain-1938) Asisted 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 as part of image l.l , in plate [ Whistler's butterfly monogram]
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp l.l , in purple ink " TD( encircled)" [ Tracy Dows b. 1871.- ? New York Financier] ; inscribed l.l, in pencil , unidentified monogram " ybx".
Dimensions: plate-mark 20.8 h x 30.4 w cm sheet 21.8 h x 30.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 201; Mansfield (1909), 198
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.408
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.