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A brick and stone bridge crosses a canal at the center of the image. On both sides as well as behind the bridge are tall buildings that surround the bridge, creating shallow space. Several figures stand and sit on the bridge.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Ponte del Piovan, One of the "Twenty-six Etchings," or the "Second Venice Set"
1879 – 1880
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.390
Seen from the water's edge, a canal in the foreground curves to the right and back into space. In the ditant view, buildings with balconies and chimney pots are visible as well as a bridge that is cropped by the curve of the waterway. In the foreground, across the canal, are several arched entryways. A dark waterdoor is open and shows a man on the steps and two shadowy figures behind him framed in the doorway; a lantern hangs overhead. To the right, another arched doorway with a metal grille above faces the canal, but is closed. A small open window on the seond floor can be seen between the arched doors.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Two Doorways, One of the 'Twelve Etchings,' or the 'First Venice Set'
1879 – 1880
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.381

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Embroidered Curtain
1889
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.407
Seen from the water's edge, a canal in the foreground curves to the right and back into space. In the distant view, buildings with balconies and chimney pots are visible as well as a bridge that is cropped by the curve of the waterway. In the foreground, across the canal, are several arched entryways. A dark waterdoor is open and shows a man on the steps and two shadowy figures behind him framed in the doorway; a lantern hangs overhead. To the right, another arched doorway with a metal grille above faces the canal, but is closed. A small open window on the seond floor can be seen between the arched doors.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Two Doorways, One of the 'Twelve Etchings,' or the 'First Venice Set'
1879 – 1880
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.380
Seen frontally is a building along a canal. In front of the facade is a brick or cobble pavement; steps lead up to a triple doorway entrance while laundry and windows complete the second story. To either side of the central steps are doorways that lead down. In each of the doorways and on the pavement are grouped figures of women and children. The lower portion of the print shows the reflections of the building and figures.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Steps, Amsterdam
1889
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.403
A French town, with houses along a canal or river in the foreground extends in the distance showing rooflines and towers under a blustery sky.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Vitré—The Canal
1893
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.435
A nighttime view of canals in Venice. Walls of buildings at rough right angles to one another, connected by a footbridge in the distance, are lit to reveal massings of the architecture--balconies, doorways, windows. There are no people apparent; the sky and water are both very dark.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Nocturne: Palaces, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings,' or the 'Second Venice Set'
1879 – 1880
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.387
A two-story building fronting onto a canal is shown in this print. Three figures are gathered on the second floor balcony while a seated woman and standing man are visible at the water door below the balcony. At the top of the image hanging cloth (possibly laundry) creates a kind of canopy over the figures on the balcony. Adjacent buildings are only summarily drawn and the emphasis of this image is on the dramatic juxtapositions of the projecting elements, e.g. balcony, laundry, with the shadows cast on other parts of the building and figures and in the reflections in the dark surface of the water.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Balcony, Amsterdam
1889
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.405
A man stands in an apron and rolled sleeves in the water door of a building along a canal. Another figure is seen kneeling and reaching down to the water at the left edge of the water door. The building and its reflection fills the frame; the emphasis is on the figures in the darkened opening, along with their reflections, while the upper story of the building is only summarily indicated.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Pierrot
1889
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.406
In the right foreground, cutting across diagonally, is a pier with figures moving around. At the pier are some ships, and in the middle ground is a strip of water and a row of darkly shadowed buildings. In the background are some faint towers that jut into the sky.
Auguste Louis Lepère (French (culture or style))
View of Amsterdam
1849 – 1918
Gift of Mr. James Shearer II
1965/2.63
A view of a city along the edge of water sweeps from the foreground towards the right in the distance. Along quays, bridges, and promenades can be seen groupings of people walking and in conversation. Boats populate the water's edge: smaller boats in the foreground, larger multi-masted ships in the distance.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Riva, One of the 'Twelve Etchings,' or the 'First Venice Set'
1879 – 1880
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.378
This photograph depicts a view of a canal lined with stone buildings; an ornate covered-bridge spans the water, connecting the structures on either side. Two men stand on an embankment to which a series of gondolas are docked. 
Carlo Ponti (Italian (culture or style))
Ponte dei Sospiri
1855 – 1870
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
1995/1.73
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