James McNeill Whistler - Etchings & Dry Points: Venice, 1883

James McNeill Whistler (Lowell, Massachusetts, 1834 - 1903, London)

Etchings & Dry Points: Venice, Second Series, 1883

Printed ink on paper, 19.4 x 15 cm (7 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

10.b.3.21

Creators

  • James McNeill Whistler (Lowell, Massachusetts, 1834 - 1903, London) - author
  • James McNeill Whistler (Lowell, Massachusetts, 1834 - 1903, London) - publisher

Language

English

Publication Place

London

Provenance

Probably a gift from James McNeill Whistler to Isabella Stewart Gardner by 1903.

Marks

Inscribed in ink (title page): Isabella S. Gardner / from / [printed] J. McNeill Whistler, / Tite Street, Chelsea.

Bibliography

Isabella Stewart Gardner. A Choice of Books from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fenway Court (Boston, 1906), p. 69.


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Commentary

James McNeill Whistler composed this catalogue to accompany the publication of his second series of etchings and dry points of Venice. Bound in brown paper and stamped with his signature butterfly, the pamphlet wryly describes works in the series with derogatory excerpts from the critical press. Isabella Stewart Gardner included this book in her own catalogue, A Choice of Books from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, in 1906.

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