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.
Artist Life Dates
1834 - 1903
Object Creation Date
Medium and Support
etching and drypoint printed in warm black ink on laid paper, trimmed to platemark