James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903, American
Etching and drypoint printed in brown ink
Catalogue Raisonne: Kennedy 206 I/II
Inscription: Recto, printed butterfly at u.l., signed on tab in pencil with butterfly and "imp" at l.l.; Verso, Baumfeld's
stamp in red ink at l.r.
Provenance: R.G. Michel, France; Rudolf L. Baumfeld, Los Angeles
Scope and Content:
The Riva, No. 2 is one of approximately fifty plates rendered by Whistler during his 1879-80 stay in Venice. In 1886 the London
dealer, Dowdeswell and Dowdeswells, published The Riva, No. 2 with other etchings by Whistler in A Set of Twenty-six Etchings,
or the Second Venice Set.
Venice, Italy; waterways; moorings; walkways; public spaces