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Ponte del Piovan

Ponte del Piovan

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Title:
Ponte del Piovan
Description:
Spanning a narrow canal is a bridge of masonry supported by timber-work, beyond which, on either side, rise tall buildings. In the background is a large house with a balcony projecting above a low roof. Through the arch of the bridge is seen an arcade opening on the canal. On the wall of a low building at the right is the sign, "Ponte del Piovan detto del Volto." Figures appear on the bridge and behind a parapet on the canal, near the entrance to the arcade. There are reflections in the canal. The butterfly, shaded, is on the bridge masonry, at the right.
Artist:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Date:
[1886]
[1879–1880]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Lithographs, Etchings, and Drawings
Subjects:
Houses
Bridges
Canals
Places:
ItalyVenetia (region)Venezia (province)Venice
Extent:
1 print : etching ; sheet 24 x 16 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. 209
Handwritten on item: One of twenty-six etchings, second Venetian set
Notes (object):
There are longer lines on the corner of the window [just above the bridge, at left], and new vertical lines, at centre and right, in the reflection of the arch.
Identifier:
17_14_000162
W. 304 (no longer used)
Barcode:
36666000185948