James A. WHISTLER, Fishing boat Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

Fishing boat 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: lightweight, cream Japanese paper laid onto a lightweight European cream laid paper trimmed close to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.r
Edition State: 3rd state of 5
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 cool toned black ink from one copper plate
Primary Insc: signed on tab l.r. in pencil,[Whistler's butterfly monogram]; inscribed on tab l.r, in pencil "imp"
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil c, in brown ink [Cunningham]
Dimensions: plate-mark 15.2 h x 22.8 w cm sheet 15.2 h x 22.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 208
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.411
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.