Royal (1) s. in plate with butterfly; on base of column b.l.
(2) s. with butterfly and inscr.; "imp"
(3) Watermark; a horned crown over shield with fleur de lys at bottom CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) PRINT WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) PUB Fine Art Society; (London) This subject was published in 'The First Venice Set', or 'Venice, A Series of Twelve Etchings', by the Fine Art Society, London, from 1880. This well-known view of Venice looks over the Piazzetta, with St Mark?s column in the foreground and the church in the background. As Whistler made this image directly onto the copper etching plate, the printed impression is a mirror-image view of reality. (See also GLAHA 46608/ 49964/ 49965).
Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958.