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


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The little lagoon 1879-80
Collection Title: Venice, Whistler. Twelve Etchings (First Venice Set) 1880
Page: no.8
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: light-weight cream antique laid paper trimmed to the plate mark leaving a small tab l.r
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark l.r.c (shield with thistle)
Edition State: 2nd state of 2
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 dark brown ink with plate-tone from one copper plate
Primary Insc: printed l.r, from plate [Whistler's butterfly monogram]; drawn on tab l.r', in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram];inscribed on tab l.r, in pencil "imp".
Tertiary Insc: verso:inscribed initials on tab, in pencil "ERM"[ E.R.Martin (?)]; collector's trefoil stamp l.l, in brown ink [Cunningham]
Dimensions: plate-mark 22.6 h x 15.0 w cm sheet 22.9 h x 15.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 186; Mansfield (1909), 183
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.415.8
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.