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Riva, No. 2

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 230
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 211 x 307 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Second Venice Set', 1886
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 44
Catalogues: K.206; M.203; W.175
Impressions taken from this plate  (44)
The copper plate is similar in size to The Beggars 190, San Giorgio 214 and San Biagio 237. None of these bear a maker's mark; they were probably made for Whistler in Venice. 10

10: Getscher 1970[more].

Riva, No. 2 was published by Messrs Dowdeswell and Thibaudeau with A Set of Twenty-six Etchings (the 'Second Venice Set') in 1886. It was cancelled in several stages, first with diagonal lines, and finally with widely-spaced crossed diagonal lines.
The plate is now in the Art Institute of Chicago. 11

11: Acc. No. 1933.708.