Venetian Water Carrier

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 197
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: drypoint
Size: 200 x 126 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.232; M.229
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


Venetian Water-Carrier was not published.


No exhibitions are known in Whistler's lifetime. Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) owned an impression (Graphic with a link to impression #K2320104), which he lent to the Whistler Memorial show in Boston in 1904 and another was shown in the same year at the comprehensive Memorial Exhibition at the Grolier Club, New York. 3

3: New York 1904a (cat. no. 206); Boston 1904 (cat. no. 159).


All three known impressions are now in Washington, DC. Otto Henry Bacher (1856-1909) owned an impression (Graphic with a link to impression #K2320103) probably acquired from Whistler in Venice; he sold this to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) in 1904. Another faint working proof was bought by Freer from E. Gottschalk in 1908. Freer bequeathed both to the Freer Gallery of Art. The only other impression, originally owned by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) (Graphic with a link to impression #K2320104), was sold to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), and was later given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971) to the National Gallery of Art.