Vitré—The CanalArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1893Medium & Supporttransfer lithograph with stumping on laid paperDimensions
11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (29.5 x 20.8 cm);11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (29.5 x 20.8 cm)Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject 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 ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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