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La Mère Gérard, one of the "Twelve Etchings from Nature," or the "French Set"

James McNeill Whistler

A woman in hat and half-length jacket stands in bright sunlight in front of a wall. She stands at a slight angle to the viewer, holding a garment in her left hand and possibly a chain in her right hand; she looks up and to the right of the viewer. A dark shadow cast by her body against the wall partly obscures her left side.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.319

etching, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper

rank 25.41481

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Fumette, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A young woman is seated in bright sunlight on a step or stoop, leaning slightly forward. The light source is to the right, causing deep shadows to fall on the right side of her face. Her arms are folded over the dark fabric in her lap and she holds a cigarette in her right hand.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.320

etching and drypoint on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper

rank 25.41481

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La Rétameuse, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A woman is seated with her hands in her lap looking directly at the viewer. She has a high, dark hat on her head with long ribbons that hang to her waist.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.321

etching, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white laid plate paper

rank 25.41481

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En Plein Soleil, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'

James McNeill Whistler

Seen slightly from below, a woman is seated in a landscape on a hillock. She is holding a dark, fringed parasol and has a shawl wrapped around her shoulders. Her face is partly shaded by the parasol; beside her to the left is a pot or container of some kind. Behind her to the right is a lone poplar tree and behind her to the left are some low buildings and indication of a stand of trees. The foreground is uneven, with tufts of grass standing up between the figure and the viewer.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.322

etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper

rank 25.41481

Liverdun, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A street or courtyard fills the middle distance. A handful of figures stand or sit in front of the buildings on the right; only a single cow at the right occupies the open space in the foreground. The low buildings are, on the left side, brightly lit while the structures on the right are in shadow.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.323

etching, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper

rank 25.41481

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The Unsafe Tenement, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Se

James McNeill Whistler

A ramshackle, half-timbered house fills most of the plate. Seen from an angle, the view of the house is accented by the sharp shadows created by dormer windows and a patchwork of overhanging roof. In the foreground, at the left, a dog is curled up sleeping in the sun; next to him leaning against the house is a pitchfork. At the center foreground, two children speak to one another through a partially open doorway or gate in the yard.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.324

etching, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper

rank 25.41481

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Street at Saverne, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'

James McNeill Whistler

In this nighttime view down a street, buildings along the left-hand side of the street are shown in with sharp recession into space. A solitary figure is seen in the shadows on the left-hand side half way down the street. The sky is darkened with parallel horizontal hatching lines. The only source of light is a lantern on the wall of the right side of the street. Dark shadows fall across the buildings on the left side.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.325

etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper

rank 25.41481

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Street at Saverne, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'

James McNeill Whistler

In this nighttime view down a street, buildings along the left-hand side of the street are shown in with sharp recession into space. A solitary figure is seen in the shadows on the left-hand side half way down the street. The sky is darkened with parallel horizontal hatching lines. The only source of light is a lantern on the wall of the right side of the street. Dark shadows fall across the buildings on the left side.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.326

etching, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper

rank 25.41481

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La Vieille aux Loques

James McNeill Whistler

An old woman in a white cap sits in a cluttered interior. Positioned just inside the doorway, the woman is surrounded by piles of cloth with domestic objects on shelves and walls that gleam in the darkness.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.328

etching and drypoint, printed in dark brown ink on green laid paper

rank 25.41481

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La Marchande de Moutarde, one of the "Twelve Etchings from Nature," or the "French Set"

James McNeill Whistler

A young woman at the left stands at the threshold of a stone doorway; in the interior beyond her, a woman in a white cap is preparing a jar at a desk or counter. Above the desk is a row of jars on a shelf.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.329

etching, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper

rank 25.41481

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The Kitchen, one of the "Twelve Etchings from Nature," or the "French Set"

James McNeill Whistler

A dark interior view is shown with a deep recessed space. At the end of the space is a window; the recessed space is full of reflected light and a woman is seen framed against the bright view out the window. Closer to the viewer, the foreground is filled with domestic objects: furniture on hte left with vases stored on top; a wall rack with plates stored on the right and other objects with basins or pots below the plates.

1834-1903

19th century

1856-1858

1954/1.331

etching on printed on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper

rank 25.41481

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The Title to the French Set; original paper wrappers of the set, one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set"

James McNeill Whistler

A man in a broad-brimmed hat and a moustache sits sketching, his fact largely in shadow. Around him are clustered groups of children absorbed in watching him drawing. A single figure of a boy, standing slightly apart at the right, gazes out at the viewer.

1834-1903

19th century

1858

1954/1.333

etching and drypoint on on blue laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Thames Warehouses, One of the 'Sixteen Etchings,' or the 'Thames Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A horizontal view of a riverside congested with buildings and shipping on both sides. The river recedes to the center right; at the far distance is the billowing smoke of a steam tug and the dome of a distant church. In the foreground are low barges with figures standing or working. Along the lefthand bank are warehouses and other buildings, many with signs indicating that the proprietor makes sails, rope, etc.

1834-1903

19th century

1859

1954/1.335

etching on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Eagle Wharf (Tyzac, Whiteley & Co.), One of the 'Sixteen Etchings,' or the 'Tham

James McNeill Whistler

This plate shows a view of docks, businesses that serve shipping, and numerous ships, some pulled up in dry dock. In the foreground a low boat (a barge or lighter) angles into the space, on which a man in a cap is seated, hands on his knees, looking at the viewer.

1834-1903

19th century

1859

1954/1.336

etching on laid tissue

rank 25.41481

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Becquet, one of the "Sixteen Etchings," or the "Thames Set"

James McNeill Whistler

A man with and a moustache and scraggly hair visible under a cap sits facing the viewer, a cello cradled between his arms. The lower portion of both the figure and the musical instrument are only summarily indicated; the background consists of passages of rapidly drawn parallel lines.

1834-1903

19th century

1859

1954/1.340

etching and drypoint on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Whistler with a hat

James McNeill Whistler

A man with curly hair and a moustache is shown looking at the viewer. He is wearing a dark, broad-brimmed hat at a slight angle, a ribbon hanging over the brim on the right side. His hands are barely indicated, but he is holding paper in his left hand and writing or drawing with his right hand.

1834-1903

19th century

1859

1954/1.341

drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Finette

James McNeill Whistler

A woman in a dark dress stands in an interior beside a window at left. Her left hand hangs at her side while her right hand, positioned in front of her waist, holds a cigar or cigarette. She wears a dark hat and has long curling hair; her head is inclined at an angle to the right.

1834-1903

19th century

1859

1954/1.342

etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on laid Japan tissue

rank 25.41481

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Annie Haden

James McNeill Whistler

A girl with long loose hair stands on a carpet in front of drapery. She is wearing a straw hat and cape over her dress; she is wearing flat shoes with rosetts on the top. She stands facing slightly to the left, although her eyes look at the viewer. Her left hand is not visible and her right hand holds the edge of her cape.

1834-1903

19th century

1860

1954/1.344

drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Rotherhithe, one of the "Sixteen Etchings," or the "Thames Set"

James McNeill Whistler

Two men smoking long-stem pipes are seen sitting on a balcony. Behind them are visible the masts of ships along the bank, and further behind them in the distance a river sweeps towards the left. Buildings crowd the shore and boats are shown moored or in the river.

1834-1903

19th century

1860

1954/1.345

etching and drypoint on laid Japan tissue

rank 25.41481

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The Forge, One of the 'Sixteen Etchings,' or the 'Thames Set'

James McNeill Whistler

Within a dark interior, a man in hat and wearing an apron stands at the left side of the image, facing a furnace. He holds the long handle of a tool into the furnace, holding his left hand on his hip. Behind him, to the right, are two youthful assistants wearing dark broad-brimmed hats, one leaning on an anvil. Further to the right are a seated woman and small child and at the far right is a man in a hat going down a flight of stairs. A second woman is visible in the background between the smith and the furnace, she is looking at the smith with hands raised. The interior shows evidence of the smith's work with tools hanging on the wall and a shovel next to one of the assistants.

1834-1903

19th century

1861

1954/1.347

drypoint on laid Japan tissue

rank 25.41481

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Jo's Bent Head

James McNeill Whistler

A young woman is seen sitting in profile. She faces to the right, her head bent downward, her waving hair framing her face and falling down her back. Only the face and hair are drawn fully, the rest of the woman's body is quickly drawn in a few lines.

1834-1903

19th century

1861

1954/1.349

drypoint, printed in dark brown ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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The Storm

James McNeill Whistler

A stormy and blustery landscape dominates the scene; at the lower left corner, a man with a moustache leans into the wind, clutching his coat in front of him with his right hand and holding his hat in place with his left hand. The landscape is flat and largely open; small groups of trees are visible in the distance and dark lines in the sky represent clouds and squall lines. In the center of the image are faint diagonal lines "cancelling" the plate.

1834-1903

19th century

1861

1954/1.351

drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Weary

James McNeill Whistler

A woman, leaning back in a curved armchair, sits at an angle to the viewer. Her face is presented in nearly strict profile, looking to the right; her long, waving hair cascades around her, framing her face. Her right arm is in her lap and her skirt is only lightly sketched in. At the lower left corner, another sketch of a woman's head (seen upside down) is visible.

1834-1903

19th century

1863

1954/1.353

drypoint and roulette, printed in warm black ink on laid Japan tissue, tipped down

rank 25.41481

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Fanny Leyland

James McNeill Whistler

An adolescent girl sits in a chair facing to the left, her hands resting in her lap. Her hair is loose around her shoulders and pulled back from her face. Her skirt consists of tiers of ruffles or other fabic. She has a pensive expression and her face is seen in profile.

1834-1903

19th century

1874

1954/1.355

drypoint on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Florence Leyland

James McNeill Whistler

An adolescent girl stand facing the viewer; her left leg is behind her and she holds a hoop in her right hand, her right leg steps through the hoop. Her long hair falls to her shoulders and she has bangs. To the right are the words, "I am Flo".

1834-1903

19th century

circa 1873

1954/1.356

drypoint, printed in dark brown ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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The Boy

James McNeill Whistler

A boy with long hair sits on a low ledge or rail, facing to the left but looking at the viewer. The figure is lit from the left and behind the figure to the right is deep shadow.

1834-1903

19th century

1875-1876

1954/1.358

drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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The Little Forge

James McNeill Whistler

Several figures are seen within an interior; the two principal figures are each bent over their tasks. The man at the bottom of the image holds a hammer in his left hand and is about to strike something held in his right hand that is positioned on an anvil; his figure is leaning forward, in profile, facing to the right. The other figure sits with his back to the viewer, facing to the left and towards a window at the far left. The furnace is visible at the center background, and other figures are lightly drawn in at the far right. Deep shadows and a timber ceiling create a sense of a dark interior and numerous horseshoes are visible on the wall between the furnace and the window.

1834-1903

19th century

1875

1954/1.361

drypoint on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Battersea Morn

James McNeill Whistler

A stretch of water in the foreground and middle ground leads to a horizontal distant shore that is composed of a series of horizontal stepped recessions. The buildings on the far shore appear to be industrial buildings, with many smokestacks. At the bottom of the image are some lightly drawn boats.

1834-1903

19th century

1877

1954/1.362

drypoint, printed in brown ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Free Trade Wharf

James McNeill Whistler

The curving bank of a river begins at the lower left of the image and sweeps around towards the left. Hugging the water's edge are many wooden buildings of two to five stories in height. At the far left, in the distance, are numerous two- and three-masted ships at anchor. The water at the lower left is open and quiet; a few small boats can be seen; the sky indicates that it is an overcast day.

1834-1903

19th century

1877

1954/1.364

etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Sir Garnet Wolseley

James McNeill Whistler

A distinguished looking man sits in a bust-length, three-quarter view, his face turned to straight profile, facing to the left. He has a moustache and goatee and a high collared shirt.

1834-1903

19th century

1877

1954/1.365

drypoint, printed in black ink with grey wash on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Irving as Philip of Spain, No. 1

James McNeill Whistler

A man stands in a full-length portrait, turned slightly to the left, but looking directly at the viewer. He is in historical costume with a short cape, high dark hat with a white feather and fitted vest and pants. The dark background is not described.

1834-1903

19th century

circa 1876-1877

1954/1.368

drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Old Battersea Bridge

James McNeill Whistler

Seen from the surface of a river, a segment of a wooden bridge carries both carriages and pedestrians across the span. The piers of the bridge are reinforced with horizontal boards to protect against collision. Between the piers the distant shore shows numerous buildings and dry-dock cranes. In the center span, a low boat with a sail is about to pass under the bridge, moving towards the viewer.

1834-1903

19th century

1879

1954/1.371

etching and drypoint, printed in dark brown ink on laid paper, trimmed to platemark

rank 25.41481

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Nocturne, from the "Twelve Etchings" or the "First Venice Set"

James McNeill Whistler

This is a nighttime view of a city on water. Along the horizon can be seen numerous buildings and ships. At center left is a three-masted ship at anchor; along the right side are buildings, incuding domes and a tall tower. Throughout the image, there is an importance given to reflections and the nocturnal setting.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.372

etching and drypoint, printed in warm black ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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The Little Lagoon, One of the 'Twelve Etchings,' or the 'First Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

Gondolas, striped poles, and channel markers all dot the open surface of water in this image. At the center is a two-masted ship at anchor. In the distance are low islands with buildings and ships in the distance under cloudy skies.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.374

etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper, trimmed to platemark

rank 25.41481

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The Doorway, from the "Twelve Etchings", or the "First Venice Set"

James McNeill Whistler

A large ornate waterdoor faces onto a canal. On the threshold near the water, a woman bends down towards the surface of the canal. Behind the doorway stands another figure in the shadows and beyond is another opening to a small square or open-air workspace. The Doorway consists of a large lunette shaped transom light over the door and the portal is flanked on either side by large arched windows. The glazing is all fitted into a fine network of mullions in either square on diamond patterns. The door and windows are each framed by carved pilasters and engaged corinthian capitals. Below the windows are bands of rosettes and other carved ornaments that extends to the water level.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.375

etching, drypoint, and roulette on laid paper on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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The Traghetto, No. 1

James McNeill Whistler

An empty covered passageway dominates this image. In the foreground are three young saplings. At the far end of the passageway a man can be seen sitting in the sunlight alongside the edge of the canal. On either side of the passageway in the foreground are windows and indications of cornices, etc. of the architecture.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.376

etching, printed in warm black ink on laid Japan paper

rank 25.41481

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The Traghetto, No. 2, One of the 'Twelve Etchings,' or the 'First Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A dark passageway dominates the middle and left portions of the composition; to the right is a group of men seated outside at a table. The passageway has a view at the far end of a man seated while a gondola passes by. In front of the passageway re three young trees, the leaves of which fall in front of the passageway. To the left of the passageway is a child holding a baby. On either side of the passageway are windows that indicate the walls that fill the plate.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.377

etching, printed in dark brown ink on laid paper, trimmed to platemark

rank 25.41481

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The Riva, One of the 'Twelve Etchings,' or the 'First Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A view of a city along the edge of water sweeps from the foreground towards the right in the distance. Along quays, bridges and promenades can be seen groupoings of people walking and in conversation. Boats populate the water's edge: smaller boats in the foreground, larger multi-masted ships in the distance.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.378

etching, printed in black ink on wove paper

rank 25.41481

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Two Doorways, One of the 'Twelve Etchings,' or the 'First Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

Seen from the water's edge, a canal in the foreground curves to the right and back into space. In the ditant view, buildings with balconies and chimney pots are visible as well as a bridge that is cropped by the curve of the waterway. In the foreground, across the canal, are several arched entryways. A dark waterdoor is open and shows a man on the steps and two shadowy figures behind him framed in the doorway; a lantern hangs overhead. To the right, another arched doorway with a metal grille above faces the canal, but is closed. A small open window on the seond floor can be seen between the arched doors.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.380

etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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The Beggars, One of the 'Twelve Etchings,' or the 'First Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A deep covered passageway dominates the composition. At the near end of the passage, to the right side stand a woman and young girl, both with heads covered and looking at the viewer. Looking down the passageway, light catches the timbered ceiling and figures can be seen walking at the far end, silhouetted against the bright light in the square or street beyond. A lantern hangs above the entrance at the near end of the passage.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.382

etching and drypoint, printed in dark brown ink on laid paper, trimmed to platem

rank 25.41481

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The Mast, One of the 'Twelve Etchings,' or the 'First Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A long street receds at the center of the image. In the center is a flagpole surmounted by a winged lion (symbol of St. Mark, and therefore of Venice). In the foreground at lower left is a group of women seated working together making lace. Other than a man and boy at the right of the flagpole, the street is largely empty.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.383

etching and drypoint printed in warm black ink on laid paper, trimmed to platemark

rank 25.41481

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Doorway and Vine, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings,' or the 'Second Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A dark passageway through a building reveals a distant view of figures on both sides of a canal. In the foreground, the building is sketched in to show a vine growing up and over the passageway at the left, and an arched window at the right side; above the passage on the second floor two figures are seen silhouetted in an open window.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.384

etching on paper

rank 25.41481

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San Biagio, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings' or the 'Second Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A large, two-story arched passageway leads from the foreground to a distant street. Viewed from the water of the canal that runs across the bottom of the image, the image concentrates on the dark barrel vault of the passage, the boats that occupy the foreground between the water and the walls of the building, and windows and balconies that animate the wall on either side of the archway.

1834-1903

19th century

1880

1954/1.385

etching and drypoint, printed in dark brown ink on laid paper, trimmed to platem

rank 25.41481

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San Giorgio, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings,' or the 'Second Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

Ships at anchor in a lagoon is the focus of this image. Smaller boats are tied to the quay in the foreground and along the horizon line is a cityscape, leading to a large church at the left, with an impressive facade, dome and bell tower behind. A large ship is moored between the viewer and the church. Much of the foreground is occupied by water without boats, leaving the elements of the composition largely in the middle distance.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.386

etching, printed in dark brown ink on laid paper, trimmed to platemark

rank 25.41481

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Nocturne: Palaces, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings,' or the 'Second Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A nighttime view of canals in Venice. Walls of buildings at rough right angles to one another, connected by a footbridge in the distance, are lit to reveal massings of the architecture--balconies, doorways, windows. There are not people apparent; the sky and water are both very dark.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.387

etching and drypoint, printed in dark brown ink on laid paper

rank 25.41481

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Upright Venice, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings,' or the 'Second Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

Seen from an elevated vantage point, a quay in the foreground with boats anchored nearby and figures talking is balanced in the upper part of the image by a view of buildings along the canals, gondolas, shipping and, just left of center a large domed church.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.388

etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper, trimmed to platemark

rank 25.41481

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The Riva, No. 2, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings,' or the 'Second Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A view of a city along the edge of water sweeps from the foreground towards the right in the distance. Along quays, bridges and promenades can be seen groupoings of people walking and in conversation. Boats populate the water's edge: smaller boats in the foreground, larger multi-masted ships in the distance.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.389

etching and drypoint, printed in warm black ink on laid paper, trimmed to platem

rank 25.41481

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.390/1954_1.390.JPG

Ponte del Piovan, One of the "Twenty-six Etchings," or the "Second Venice Set"

James McNeill Whistler

A brick and stone bridge crosses a canal at the center of the image. On both sides as well as behind the bridge are tall buildings that surround the bridge, creating shallow space. Several figures stand and sit on the bridge. Windows, balconies,

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.390

etching and drypoint on laid paper

rank 25.41481

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.391/1954_1.391.JPG

Long Venice, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings,' or the 'Second Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

A sweeping panorama shows a city and shipping along the water. The left side is more minutely described as large three-story buildings hug the water's edge. Just to the right of center is a large building with several domes. Several small boats and gondolas are visible to left of center. A cloudy and blustery sky occupies the top of the image.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.391

etching and drypoint, printed in dark brown ink on laid paper, trimmed to platem

rank 25.41481

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.392/1954_1.392.JPG

Nocturne: Furnace, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings,' or the 'Second Venice Set'

James McNeill Whistler

Viewed at night from the water, a man works deep inside an interior that is brightly lit from an unseen light source. Surrounding the threshold are dark lines indicating the shadowy exterior space. To the left of the doorway is a window that is partly open to reveal a figure standing facing outward towards the viewer.

1834-1903

19th century

1879-1880

1954/1.392

etching and drypoint, printed in brown ink on laid paper, trimmed to platemark

rank 25.41481