The Rialto

Second Venice Set ("A Set of Twenty-Six Etchings by James A. McN. Whistler," 1886)
James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Etching and drypoint; first state of three (Glasgow); printed in black ink on medium weight ivory laid paper
Plate: 11 11/16 × 7 15/16 in. (29.7 × 20.1 cm)
Sheet: 11 11/16 × 7 15/16 in. (29.7 × 20.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: In graphite:butterfly monogram and "imp" dating from 1881, on reserved tab

Inscription: In graphite: "131"on tab, verso

Marking: "B.M."stamp verso (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394); 'HBD' (Harris B. Dick) in graphite, verso
Harris Brisbane Dick; Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern. "James Whistler, Zoran Music," July 21, 2005–September 11, 2005.

Kennedy 211 i/ii; Glasgow 199 i/iii; Mansfield 208
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, cat. no. 208.

Edward Guthrie Kennedy, Royal Cortissoz The Etched Work of Whistler: illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates. The Grolier Club, 1910, cat. no. 211 i/ii.

Katharine A. Lochnan The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Ex. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 14–November 11, 1984; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, November 24, 1984–January 13, 1985. Yale University Press, Art Gallery of Ontario, New Haven, 1984, cat. no. 200, pp. 182, 232, 281.

Alastair Grieve Whistler's Venice. New Haven and London, 2000, fig. no. 88, pp. 83, 192.

Margaret F. MacDonald Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice. Aldershot and California, 2001, pp. 73-75, 97, 120, 122, pl. 88.

Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow on-line website at University of Glasgow, 2012, cat. no. 199 i/iii.