American & European Works of Art
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Upright Venice, 1879-80, fourth state of seven (Kennedy, 205; Glasgow, 232). Monogrammed within the plate, identified and inscribed "Early trial proof from the Menpes collection. In later impressions the cabin of the large gondola casts a long shadow" on a fragmentary label from Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, that accompanies the lot. Etching and drypoint in brown/black on laid paper, plate size 10 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (25.5 x 17.8 cm),unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Laid down along margins, tears to lower and left margins including two areas just into the plate mark, toning.
The sheet is uneven but measures about 12 x 10 3/4 inches.
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