|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||240 x 311 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left (1-2); replaced with new butterfly (3-final)|
|No. of States:||4|
|Impressions taken from this plate (7)|
Traghetto dates from 1880. Otto Henry Bacher (1856-1909) remembered seeing 'the first proof of "The Traghetto," the most remarkable proof of all', early in 1880, 'During my first visit to Whistler, when he was living near the Frari'. 1 Whistler then made a second version of the subject, The Traghetto 233.
1: Bacher 1908[more], p. 165.
Whistler 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.