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The Riva, No. 1, ca. 1880

  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903

Etching printed in brown ink on laid paper

  • Image (and sheet): 8 × 11 3/4 inches (20.3 × 29.8 cm)

Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith

62.53

Signed in plate, upper left edge: [Whistler's butterfly device] In pencil on tab lower left center: [Whistler's butterfly device followed by] imp.

Inscribed in pencil, lower right corner, verso: specially chosen [Whistler's butterfly device] | 00

A. H. Wiggin

Confidential donor

1962-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Riva, No. 1, ca. 1880, etching printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith, 62.53.