- The beggars
A dark passageway, roofed with beams, leads to a sunlit street, across which a house shows a doorway and two windows and a balcony. Above the opening in front, there hangs a large lantern. Within the passageway, at the right, two figures are standing by the wall, and farther along a man is walking away; on the left, at the street opening, are two women carrying baskets suspended from poles balanced on their shoulders. Across the street a man is walking towards the left.
- Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Lithographs, Etchings, and Drawings
ItalyVenetia (region)Venezia (province)Venice
- 1 print : etching ; plate mark 31 x 21 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.
Kennedy: K. 194
Handwritten on item: One of twelve etchings (First Venetian set)
- Notes (object):
Fourth state of nine.
The coat on the man is lengthened and the hat-brim made larger. The butterfly is shaded, and there are a few short slanting lines in the background just above the child's shoulder.
W. 996 (no longer used)