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The two doorways

The two doorways

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Title:
The two doorways
Title (alt.) :
Two doorways
Description:
At the left, following the bend of a canal, is a massive building with two large doorways. Within the nearer doorway, which has a pointed arch and stands open, hangs a lantern. The farther doorway, with round arch enclosing an iron grille at the top, is boarded up and protected by an iron railing. At the right, across the canal, a row of tall buildings extends beyond a bridge with elliptic arch and iron railing, near which are three gondolas. There are figures in the open doorway.
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:
Canals
Doors & doorways
Buildings
Places:
ItalyVenetia (region)Venezia (province)Venice
Extent:
1 print : etching ; sheet 21 x 29 cm
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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.
Alternative title from item.
Kennedy: K. 193
Handwritten on item: One of twelve etchings, first Venetian set
Notes (object):
Fourth state of five.
There is closer work in the doorway, and the figures are less distinct; a few short slanting lines from left to right are on the top step, at the extreme left (H. L. Quick).
Identifier:
17_14_000152
W. 317 (no longer used)
Barcode:
36666000185856