The Little Mast

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 196
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 269 x 189 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'First Venice Set', 1880
No. of States: 8
Known impressions: 50
Catalogues: K.185; M.182; W.151
Impressions taken from this plate  (50)
The Little Mast dates from 1880, when Whistler was in Venice. He arrived in Venice in September 1879. He was active in Venice from October 1879 to October 1880 and was back in London in November 1880.
The Little Mast was actually printed by Whistler between 1880 and 1889. It was printed over several years for the 'First Venice Set', and cancelled in 1889.
Related images include The Venetian Mast [219].