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Turkeys (The "Second Venice Set")

1879–80
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (active in England), 1834–1903)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kennedy 199, second state of two

Dimensions

Platemark: 20.8 x 13.3 cm (8 3/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Sheet: 21.4 x 13.3 cm (8 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

66.961

Medium or Technique

Etching, printed in brown ink

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Butterfly monogram at lower left on plate. Trimmed to platemark and signed on tab with pencil with butterfly

Markings

Verso lower left brown ink -- mark of Otto Gerstenberg, Lugt 2785

Provenance

Otto Gerstenberg (b. 1848 - d. 1935; Lugt 2785), Berlin; 1935, by inheritance to his daughter, Margarethe Scharf (b. 1889 - d. 1961), Berlin; 1943, stored by Margarethe Scharf at Oberstdorf, Allgäu, Germany where it was kept for the duration of World War II [see note]; 1961, by descent to Margarethe's son, Dieter Scharf, Hamburg. 1966, sold by R.E. Lewis, Inc., San Francisco, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1966)

NOTE: See Julietta Scharf and Hanna Strzoda with Janina Dahlmanns, Die Historische Sammlung Otto Gerstenberg, 2 vols. (Ostfildern, 2012), vol. 1, pp. 80-81 and vol. 2, p. 310, cat. no. 2014.

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund