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The Bridge, Santa Marta

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 201
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 298 x 202 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Second Venice Set', 1886
No. of States: 9
Known impressions: 47
Catalogues: K.204; M.201; W.171
Impressions taken from this plate  (47)
The copper plate of The Bridge has the maker's oval stamp: 'HUGHES & KIMBER (LIMITED) / MANUFACTURERS / LONDON E.C.' It is close in size to three other Venetian subjects, all from the same maker, Nocturne: Palaces 200, The Rialto 199 and The Balcony 202. Although this was among the plates that Whistler brought from London in order to make the set of etchings for the Fine Art Society, it was not published by the F.A.S., but in the 'Second Venice Set' published by Messrs Dowdeswell and Thibaudeau in 1886.
The plate was cancelled with wide spaced, crossed diagonal lines across the image. It is now in the Art Institute of Chicago.

7: Acc. No. 1933.707.