The two doorways
- The two doorways
- Title (alt.) :
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.
- Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Lithographs, Etchings, and Drawings
Doors & doorways
ItalyVenetia (region)Venezia (province)Venice
- 1 print : etching ; sheet 21 x 29 cm
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.
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).
W. 317 (no longer used)