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The Bridge of Sighs (No. 2), Venice

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The Bridge of Sighs (No. 2), Venice

Artist: Frank Duveneck (American, 1848-1919)

Date: 1885
Medium: Etching on Whatman paper
Overall: 17 × 11 5/8in. (43.2 × 29.5cm)
Image: 11 7/8 × 8 5/8in. (30.2 × 21.9cm)
Signed: Lower right in plate: 'VENICE 18[85]/[monogram]'
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 90.58
Label Text
This print was made three years after Duveneck met Whistler in Venice. Among the group of American artists who made Whistler-styled prints, Duveneck most thoroughly explored the pictorial potential of Whistler's preoccupation with the canals of Venice. It is more vigorously etched, however, than any of Whistler's delicately rendered designs, and is larger in size as well.

Paul D. Schweizer