Etching and drypoint on laid paper (watermark, possibly 'VAN GELDER')
The Whistler Estate, bequeathed by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1958
Hunterian Art Gallery, GLAHA 46815
Whistler worked from a gondola on the canals near San Marco. The Palazzo Gussoni on the Rio de la Fava 1. had become a carpenter's workshop, with chairs hanging from the roof. Whistler asked the owner to replace the original wrought-iron grating over the door and painstakingly etched the Renaissance carvings and ironwork, experimenting with a variety of textural effects, including foul biting.