At the right, in a broad open doorway, above which is a row of windowpanes, a young woman is seated with a baby on her lap. Within, under a large square window, an elderly woman is seated, holding a tray on her knees and lifting a string in her right hand. There is shading around the window. Above the doorway is the number "37."
- 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 24 x 18 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
- Notes (date):
Dates supplied by cataloger based on artist's dates of work in Venice and publication of the material.
- 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. 198
Handwritten on item: One of twenty-six etchings (Second Venetian set)
- Notes (object):
Eighth state of eight.
Diagonal lines running from left to right are in the large square space above the doorway; the head of the woman at right, the contour of which is slightly altered, is further shaded (Lenox Library).
W. 286 (no longer used)