James A. WHISTLER, The mast Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The mast ['The Venetian Mast'] 1879-80
Collection Title: Venice, Whistler. Twelve Etchings (First Venice Set) 1880
Page: no.10
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: medium-weight off white antique laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: indistinct circular watermark centre
Edition State: 4th state of 6
Edition: Edition of 100
Place Published: London: The Fine Art Society, 1880
Date Published: 1880

Edition Notes: Proved 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: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: collector's stamp of trefoil c, in brown ink [Cunningham]; inscribed initials upper c and lower c, in ink ( 18th century hand)
Dimensions: plate-mark 34.0 h x 16.4 w cm sheet 43.0 h x 27.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 195; Mansfield (1909), 192
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.415.10
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.