The Beggars, from The First Venice Set

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903

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1879-1880

Etching and drypoint on laid paper

Plate: 11 15/16 × 8 1/4 in. (30.3 × 21 cm)

Sheet: 12 1/8 × 8 1/4 in. (30.8 × 21 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Helena Mein Wade in memory of her husband, Alfred Byers Wade

PR.950.21.45

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, in graphite, lower left: butterfly device; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite: FVOX; blue stamp TRX? Watermark: 1814

Exhibition History

Figures and Structures: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 2-March 10, 1996.

James McNeill Whistler: Works from the Dartmouth Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 9-March 13, 1988.

Treasures from the Print Collection, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 3-August 17, 1980.

Whistler, Venice, and the American Etching Revival (in conjunction with Canaletto's Vedute Prints: An Exhibition in Honor of Adolf Weil, Jr.), Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 1-December 6, 2015.

Provenance

Alfred Byers Wade (1874-1949) Collection; to his wife, Helena Mein Wade (1878-1966), New Canaan, Connecticut, 1949; given to present collection, 1950.

Catalogue Raisonne

E. Kennedy, The Etched Work of Whistler, San Francisco, 1978, no. 194. H. Mansfield, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909, no. 191.

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