The two doorways
- The two doorways
At the left, following the bend of a canal, is a massive building with two large doorways. Within the nearer doorway, which has a pointed arch and stands open, hangs a lantern. The farther doorway, with round arch enclosing an iron grille at the top, is boarded up and protected by an iron railing. At the right, across the canal, a row of tall buildings extends beyond a bridge with elliptic arch and iron railing, near which are three gondolas. There are figures in the open doorway.
- 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 ; plate mark 21 x 30 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. 193
Additional information accompanying item: First Venetian set
- Notes (object):
Third state of five.
The gondola and the figures of men and girls have been erased; an old man, wearing a cap and bending toward the left, is on the steps. In the recess of the doorway, which has been much darkened, are two indistinct figures; a gondola with a gondolier is at the right, and a number of figures are on the bridge. The white space on the window between the doorways is shaded, save for a narrow strip at lower right. The butterfly is at the left of the arch of the doorway, and there is more work all over the plate (J. S. Dutcher).
W. 995 (no longer used)