UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Doorway

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
(46816)
Number: 193
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: etching, drypoint and roulette
Size: 295 x 204 mm
Signed: butterfly at upper left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'First Venice Set', 1880
No. of States: 20
Known impressions: 65
Catalogues: K.188; M.185; W.154
Impressions taken from this plate  (65)

CATALOGUES RAISONNÉS

  • Kennedy, Edward G., The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 188) 'The Doorway'.
  • Mansfield, Howard, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909 (cat. no. 185) 'The Doorway'.
  • Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886 (cat. no. 154) 'The Doorway'.

EXHIBITIONS 1855-1905

  • Etchings of Venice, The Fine Art Society, London, 1880 (cat. no. 5) 'The Doorway'.
  • Etchings and Dry Points, The Union League Club, New York, 1881 (cat. nos. 156-67) 'Views in Venice'.
  • [Exhibition], Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1881.
  • Ausstellung der Maler-Radierungen französischer und englischer Künstler der Neuzeit, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1881 (cat. no. 708) 'Venezianisches Palastthor'.
  • Possibly 'Doorway, Venice'.
  • Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883 (cat. no. 13) 'The Doorway'.
  • 50 Etchings and Drypoints (Venice Second Series), H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1883 (cat. no. 13) 'The Doorway'.
  • [Exhibition of the First Venice Set], The Fine Art Society, London, 1892 (no catalogue).
  • Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889 (cat. no. 419) 'Doorway (Venice)'.
  • 2nd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Champs de Mars, Paris, 1892 (cat. no 1670) 'La grande porte – Venise'.
  • World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893 (cat. no. 2234) 'The Doorway'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings, Drypoints. and Lithographs by Whistler, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1898 (cat. no. 133) 'The Doorway'.
  • An Exhibition of Etchings and Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, The Caxton Club, 1900 (cat. nos. 135, 135a, 136, 136a) 'The Doorway'.
  • International Exhibition, Glasgow Art Galleries, Glasgow, 1901 (cat. no. 225) 'The Doorway'.
  • Art and Industrial Exhibition, Wolverhampton, 1902 (cat. no.139) 'The Doorway'.
  • 71st Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1902 (cat. no. 947 (154)) 'The Doorway'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings by James McNeill Whistler, Obach and Co., London, 1903 (cat. no. 128) 'The Doorway'.
  • A Collection of Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler recently acquired, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1903 (cat. no. 117).
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Copley Hall, Boston, February 1904 (cat. no. 121) 'The Doorway'.
  • Etchings and Dry-Points by James McNeill Whistler, The Grolier Club, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 155) 'The Doorway'.
  • Oeuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'École des Beaux-Art, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 356) 'Le portail. - (The Doorway)'.
  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 154) 'The Doorway'.

REVIEWS 1855- 1905

  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler's Venice Etchings', Daily News, London, 2 December 1880 (GUL PC4/15, 15/11).
  • Anon., 'Mr.Whistler's Etchings', The Globe, 3 December 1880 (GUL PC4/15, 15/11).
  • Anon., 'Mr. Whistler's Venice', St James' Gazette, 9 December 1880 (GUL PC4/17, PC15/13).
  • Anon., 'Mr. Whistler's etchings ...', British Architect, XIV, 10 December 1880 (GUL PC4/19, PC6/18).
  • 'Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice', The Times, London, 25 December 1880, p. 4 (GUL PC4/11).
  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler's Etchings', Daily News, 20 February 1883 (GUL PC25/20).
  • Anon.,St James Gazette, 20 February 1883 (GUL PC25/30, PC7/31).
  • Anon., 'Mr. Whistler', Whitehall Review, 22 February 1883 (GUL PC25/35).
  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler's Etchings', Building News, 23 February 1883 (GUL PC6/42).
  • Anon., The Queen, 24 February 1883 (GUL PC 25/24).
  • Athenaeum, 24 February 1883 (GUL PC25/25).
  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler's Exhibition', Saturday Review, 24 February 1883 (GUL PC 25/32).
  • Anon., 'The Fine Art Society, New Bond Street', [unidentified 'Daily'], 24 February 1883 (GUL PC6/42).
  • John Forbes-Robertson, 'Mr. Whistler, His Arrangement in White and Yellow, His Etchings and His Catalogue', Pictorial World, 31 March 1883 (GUL PC 8/8).
  • Anon., 'Art Babble', New York Daily News, 4 October 1883 (GUL PC3/75).
  • Anon., 'Whistler's Queer Conceits. A Novel Arrangement in White and yellow', New York World, 11 October 1883 (GUL PC3/59 and GUL PC4/12).
  • Anon., 'Whistler's Arrangement'. Etchings on Exhibition in New York in a "Yellow-and-White" Setting', Boston Evening Transcript, 12 October 1883 (GUL PC4/16).
  • Anon., Manchester Examiner, 2 May 1889 (GUL PC10, p. 92)

GENERAL 1855-1905

  • Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883 (cat. no. 13).
  • Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London, 1890, p. 96.

GENERAL 1906- PRESENT

  • Ann Arbor 1996: Prosaic Views, Poetic Vision, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 1996 (cat. nos. 40, 41).
  • Bacher, Otto Henry, With Whistler in Venice, 2nd ed., New York, 1909 (1st ed., 1908, was suppressed for publishing facsimiles of Whistler's letters), pp. 193-195.
  • Grieve, Alastair, Whistler's Venice, New Haven and London, 2000, pp. 92, 94, 97, 189, fig.104.
  • Los Angeles 1984: Drawing Near. Whistler Etchings from the Zelman Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984 (cat. no. 44a).
  • Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984, pp. 182, 214, 266 (no. 205).
  • James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994-1995 (cat. no. 104).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. no. 836).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice, Aldershot and California, 2001, pp. 64, 70, 76, 77, 84, 88, 94-5, 101, 115, 129-32, pl. 90, 133.