|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||212 x 308 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left|
|Set/Publication:||'Second Venice Set', 1886|
|No. of States:||17|
|Catalogues:||K.197; M.194; W.163|
|Impressions taken from this plate (68)|
'San Biagio' (1883, Whistler). 1
'San Biagio' (1886, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 2
1: List of '2nd Venice Set', GUW #13088.
2: Wedmore 1886 A[more] (cat. no. 163).
In the time of Mussolini, a broad pavement replaced the old beach, so the lower viewpoint is no longer possible. Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) also etched The Archway - which shows the same building - about the same time as Whistler. 4 Whistler also drew a pastel called San Biagio; flesh-colour and grey m0818.
3: Grieve 2000[more], pp.136, 138, fig. 170.
4: Emily Poole, 'The Etchings of Frank Duveneck', The Print Collector's Quarterly, 1938, October, Vol 25, No. 3.