JAMES ABBOTT McNEILL WHISTLER
The Large Pool (Venice)
1879/80, pen, brown ink, and wash on paper
3 3/8 x 3 7/8 in., frame: 11 1/4 x 19 3/4 in.
Provenance: By descent to a Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts Resident.
Exhibitions: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, English and American Drawings, September 23 - October 21, 1973 (loan label verso).
Literature: MacDonald, Margaret F.,James McNeill Whistler Drawing, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonne, New Haven and London, 1995, cat. no. 736, p. 269 (illus).
MacDonald, Margaret F., Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice, Aldershot and California, 2001, p.153.
Other Notes: The Gallery of Mortimer Brandt, New York, label verso.
The dome of Santa Maria della Salute, at the entrance of the Grand Canal, can be seen to the left of the three masted ship.