THE DOORWAY.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler


The Doorway.

Etching, drypoint, and roulette, 1880.
Paper size 11 5/16 x 7 7/8" (29 x 20 cm).
Good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 91443
Price: $125,000.00
Publisher :
Signed with butterfly on tab. State 20 of 20.

From the first Venice set of twelve etchings from nature. Commissioned by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879 and exhibited in 1880.

"The Doorway" was likely drawn in the spring or early summer of 1880 when Whistler explored the area around San Marco.

The image is derived from "Palazzo Gussoni" which is south of the Ponte San Antonio on the Rio de la Fava.

The plate was bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip who arranged for Frederick Goulding to finish the edition for the Fine Arts Society. These impressions are signed F. Goulding, printer.

After the Goulding printing the plate was canceled and given to the University of Glasgow.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - Europe , Italy - Venice

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