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The piazzetta

The piazzetta

Item Information

Title:
The piazzetta
Description:
The lower part of the column of San Marco, rising from steps on which people are seated, appears in the foreground at the left, obstructing the view of the cathedral, of which glimpses are given. The clock tower, amid surrounding buildings, is seen beyond an open broad space in which are many people, some walking, some seated at tables, and some feeding doves. Other doves are in flight. There are clouds in the sky. The butterfly, shaded, is on the column near the base.
Artist:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Date:
[1879–1880]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Lithographs, Etchings, and Drawings
Subjects:
Plazas
Doves
Basilicas
Basilica di San Marco (Venice, Italy)
Places:
ItalyVenetia (region)Venezia (province)Venice
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Basilica
Extent:
1 print : etching ; plate mark 26 x 18 cm
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Notes (date):
Date supplied by cataloger based on artist's dates of work in Venice.
Notes (citation):
Kennedy, Edward G. (Edward Guthrie). "The etched work of Whistler ; compiled, arranged and described by Edward G. Kennedy, with an introduction by Royal Cortissoz." Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978, San Francisco.
Notes:
Title from catalogue raisonné.
Kennedy: K. 189
Handwritten on item: One of twelve etchings (First Venetian set)
Notes (object):
Third state of five.
The gaps on the left side of the column are filled in, and new lines of shading are on both sides of it. The pavement has been redrawn (the late W. S. Carter).
Identifier:
17_14_000186
W. 992 (no longer used)
Barcode:
36666000188629