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Bead-stringers

Bead-stringers

Item Information

Title:
Bead-stringers
Description:
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."
Artist:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Date:
[1886]
[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:
Doors & doorways
Places:
ItalyVenetia (region)Venezia (province)Venice
Extent:
1 print : etching ; sheet 24 x 18 cm
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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.
Notes:
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).
Identifier:
17_14_000158
W. 286 (no longer used)
Barcode:
36666000185906