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Vitré—The Canal

Accession Number
1954/1.436

Title
Vitré—The Canal

Artist(s)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1893

Medium & Support
transfer lithograph with stumping on laid paper

Dimensions
11 5/8 in. x 8 3/16 in. ( 29.5 cm x 20.8 cm )

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
During the 1893, the Whistlers made several trips to Brittany and the Low Countries. This transfer lithograph is an early example during which the artist incorported stump in his lithographs. The town of Vitré is shown from a high vantage point and is one of a group of architectural views he executed during this trip to Brittany.

Physical Description
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.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Rights
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Keywords
Cityscapes
canals
water
window

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