James A. WHISTLER, The Piazzetta Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1834 – England 1903

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

The Piazzetta 1879-80
Collection Title: Venice, Whistler. Twelve Etchings (First Venice Set) 1880
Page: no.12
Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching Support: light-weight, cream, antique laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.l
Manufacturer's Mark: trimmed watermark along right edge of sheet (indistinct)
Edition State: 5th state of 5
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 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 l.r, in brown ink [ Cunningham]; collector's stamp c, in blue ink "CD" [Charles Deering b. 1852] lugt 516
Dimensions: plate-mark 25.3 h x 18.0 w cm sheet 25.8 h x 18.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy 1910), 189; Mansfield (1909), 186
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.415.12
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.