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The beggars

The beggars

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Title:
The beggars
Description:
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.
Artist:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Date:
[1879–1880]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Portrait prints
Group portraits
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Lithographs, Etchings, and Drawings
Subjects:
Passageways
Places:
ItalyVenetia (region)Venezia (province)Venice
Extent:
1 print : etching ; sheet 31 x 21 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.
Kennedy: K. 194
Additional information accompanying item: First Venetian set
Notes (object):
Variation of fifth state.
The figure of the man has been burnished out and redrawn roughly; the crown of the hat is unfinished, and the whole outline of the figure indefinite. Parallel diagonal lines of shading extend from the woman almost to the feet of the man (the late W. S. Carter).
Identifier:
17_14_000155
W. 421 (no longer used)
Barcode:
36666000185872