|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)|
9: Dowdeswell to Whistler, invoice, 16 July 1887, GUW #00891.
10: London FAS 1883 (cat. no. 4).
12: New York 1898 (cat. no. 142). See REFERENCES: EXHIBITIONS.
Impressions were shown in the Memorial Exhibitions after Whistler's death, including three exhibited at the Grolier Club in New York in 1904, two in the Copley Society exhibition in Boston in 1904, lent by Lathrop and Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) (); and single impressions in Paris and London (the latter lent from the Royal Collection) in 1905 (). 16
SALES & COLLECTORS
Most sales were done through Messrs Dowdeswell and Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840- d.1892) after publication in 1886. Dowdeswell's gave a set including an impression of San Biagio to the British Museum in 1887 (). Thibaudeau sold a set for £52.10.0 through Gustave Lauser (b. ca 1841) to H. Wunderlich & Co. in May 1888, and it was bought by Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) in 1890 ().
17: GUW #12990.
18: 12 September 1882, GUW #13072.
19: GUW #01175.
20: GUW #13040, #13042.