James A. WHISTLER, The Traghetto, no.2 Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The Traghetto, no.2 1879-80
Collection Title: Venice, Whistler. Twelve Etchings (First Venice Set) 1880
Page: no.11
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and drypoint Support: medium-weight cream laid Whatman paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: l.edge "J WHATMAN"
Edition State: 5th state of 6
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, from one copper plate
Primary Insc: printed l.l, from 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: collector's stamp of trefoil c., in brown ink [Cunningham];
Dimensions: plate-mark 23.8 h x 30.4 w cm sheet 24.2 h x 30.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 191; Mansfield (1909), 188
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.415.11
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.