James A. WHISTLER, The little mast Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The little mast 1879-80
Collection Title: Venice, Whistler. Twelve Etchings (First Venice Set) 1880
Page: no.7
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: medium-weight, cream, antique laid paper trimmed to the plate mark leaving a small tab l.l
Edition State: 2nd state of 4
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 black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate
Primary Insc: printed u.r., from plate [Whistler's butterfly monogram]; drawn on tab l.l, in pencil '[Whistler's butterfly monogram];inscribed l.l on tab, in pencil "imp".
Tertiary Insc: verso; collector's trefoil stamp u.r, in brown ink[ Cunningham]
Dimensions: plate-mark 26.6 h x 18.8 w cm sheet 27.0 h x 18.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 185; Mansfield (1909), 182
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.415.7
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.