James A. WHISTLERJames A. WHISTLERMortimer MENPESTHE FINE ARTS SOCIETY, The doorway Enlarge 1 /1

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

THE FINE ARTS SOCIETY

publisher (organisation)

The doorway 1879-80
Collection Title: the 'First Venice set', 1880
Page: no.5
Place made: Venice London, Veneto, Venezia province Greater London, Italy England
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching, drypoint and roulette, printed in black ink. Support: medium-weight, off-white, laid paper
Edition State: 3rd state of 7
Edition: Edition of 100
Publisher: THE FINE ARTS SOCIETY
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1880

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)
Primary Insc: printed u.l.corner, in plate [Whistler's butterfly monogram] ; drawn l.l corner(no tab), in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram]'; l.l corner, in pencil "imp " and "W".
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed in pencil " K 188 Doorway"; inscribed in pencil (indistinct sentence).
Dimensions: plate-mark 29.2 h x 20.2 w cm sheet 31.2 h x 23.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 188; Mansfield (1909), 185
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.415.5
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.