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Long Venice

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 211
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 128 x 311 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Second Venice Set', 1886
No. of States: 8
Known impressions: 37
Catalogues: K.212; M.209; W.182
Impressions taken from this plate  (37)
Long Venice dates from 1880. Whistler arrived in Venice in September 1879. He was active there from October 1879 to October 1880 and was back in London in November 1880. This was probably drawn during the summer of 1880.
Other panoramic views done at this time include The Little Venice 238 and Nocturne 222.
It was published by Messrs Dowdeswell and Thibaudeau with A Set of Twenty-six Etchings (the 'Second Venice Set') in 1886.