The Fish Shop, Venice
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||131 x 223 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at left and upper left|
|No. of States:||9|
|Catalogues:||K.218; M.215; W.188|
|Impressions taken from this plate (18)|
"Whistler is eminently vulgar."—Glasgow Herald. 9
This phrase was cut from an earlier Glasgow Herald review that did not actually refer to this etching, and was not, in fact, entirely uncomplimentary about his etchings. It was extracted from a review of recent etchings by Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910), Charles Jacque (1813-1894), Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902), and others, exhibited by C. Silva White at his West George Street Galleries in Glasgow in 1881:
9: London FAS 1883 (cat. no. 6).
10: 'Exhibition of Etchings', Glasgow Herald, 1 June 1881.
11: Liverpool Mercury, 21 February 1883 and 'An Arrangement in White and Yellow', [February 1883], unidentified press-cutting, (GUL PC25/33, 26.
12: 'An Arrangement in White and Yellow', ibid.
After Whistler's death no less than four different states were shown in the show organised by the Grolier Club in New York in 1904. Finally Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934) lent one impression to the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in London in 1905. 15
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