The Doorway, from The First Venice Set

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903



Etching and drypoint on wove paper

ii/VII, trial proof for "Venice: Twelve Etchings"

Plate: 11 7/16 × 7 15/16 in. (29.1 × 20.2 cm)

Sheet: 11 7/8 × 8 3/8 in. (30.2 × 21.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Charlotte Mathey



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in graphite, lower left margin: butterfly device; signed, in plate, upper left: large butterfly device

Course History

COCO 26, What's In Your Toolbox?, Moktar Bouba and Tania Convertini, Fall 2021

Exhibition History

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..

Whistler, Venice, and the American Etching Revival, [American Works of Paper wall], Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 12, 2008-January 4, 2010.

Catalogue Raisonne

E. Kennedy, The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910, no. 188. H. Mansfield, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909, no. 185.

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