|Size:||164 x 103 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at upper right|
|Set/Publication:||'Second Venice Set', 1886|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.237; M.234; W.176|
|Impressions taken from this plate (26)|
6: Dowdeswell to Whistler, invoice 16 July 1887, GUW #00891.
In 1883 The Queen described it as 'a curious vista view, seen through a gateway, of the dirty, dismal, but not unpicturesque-looking houses of Drury-lane.' 9 Another reviewer thought the figures of children 'slightly indicated' but also commented on the 'picturesque' nature of the otherwise 'dreary purlieus of Drury Lane'. 10
Some years later, Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) lent an impression to the exhibition organised by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900 (). 11 In the following year, 1901, James Cox-Cox (ca 1849- d.1901) lent one from his complete 'Venice Set' to the International Exhibition in Glasgow.
7: London FAS 1883 (cat. no. 31).
8: Anon., 'The Winter Exhibition of Cabinet Pictures in Oil, Dudley Gallery', The Athenaeum, No. 2349, 2 November 1872 (GUL PC1/57).
9: Anon., 'The Studio. An Arrangement in White and Yellow', The Queen, 24 February 1883 (GUL PC 25/24).
10: Anon., 'The Fine Art Society, New Bond Street', [unidentified 'Daily'], 24 February 1883 (GUL PC6/42).
11: Chicago 1900 (cat. no. 156).
12: See REFERENCES : EXHIBITIONS.
13: London Mem. 1905 (cat. no. 176).
SALES & COLLECTORS
At auction in 1888 an impression was sold for only £1.2.0, and at the posthumous Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d.1891) sale in 1892 another fetched £1.15.0 (). 15 This was quite low, considering that a complete 'Venice, Second Series', 'in a folio', owned by Mrs Edward Fisher of Abbotsbury, Newton Abbot was bought by Colnaghi's in 1897 for £82.0.0. 16
Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840- d.1892) 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 (). Other early American collectors included George Aloysius Lucas (1824-1909) (); Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) (; and Harry Brisbane Dick (1855-1916) ().
14: GUW #13041.
15: Christie’s, 27 November 1888 (lot 175) bought by 'McGrath'; Sotheby’s, 3 March 1892 (lot 271) by 'Helbridge'.
16: Christie’s 13-14 July 1897 (lot 316).