The Fishing Boat

The Fishing Boat, 1879-80, 31878

James Whistler (1834-1903), The Fishing Boat, 1879–80 Etching and drypoint, signed in pencil with a butterfly and inscribed imp,  printed in warm black ink on laid paper, trimmed at the platemark, leaving a signature tab: an impression in the sixth (final) state, published in an edition of 30 by Messrs Dowdeswell and Thibaudeau in the Second Venice Set, 1886 (no.18) 6 x 9 inches (15.5 x 23.1 cm)

Provenance: Albert Roullier [Lugt 170], stamp verso

Reference: Kennedy 208; Glasgow 198

A view of the lagoon, with the cemetery island of San Michele in the distance. The work was exhibited at The Fine Art Society in 1883 in Arrangement in White and Yellow (no.38) before publication in the Second Venice Set in 1886