James A. WHISTLER, The Riva, no.1 Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The Riva, no.1 1879-80
Collection Title: Venice, Whistler. Twelve Etchings (First Venice Set) 1880
Page: no.6
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: medium-weight off-white antique laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark 'FELLOWS/1804' ( vertically)
Edition State: 3rd state of 3
Edition: Edition of 100
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) Printed in a cool toned brown ink from one copper plate
Primary Insc: printed u.l edge, in plate [Whistler's butterfly monogram] ;drawn on tab l.l, in pencil "[Whistler's butterfly monogram];inscribed on tab l.l, in pencil " imp".
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1045" verso: collector's stamp u.r, in red ink " AR ( encircled)" [ A. Roller;Chicago based print dealer] [ Lug 170]
Dimensions: plate-mark 20.0 h x 29.6 w cm sheet 20.4 h x 29.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 192; Mansfield (1909), 189
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.415.6