James Abbott McNeill Whistler
1834 - 1903
RIVA, NO. 2 (KENNEDY 206; GLASGOW 230)
signed with the butterfly and inscribed imp in pencil (on the tab at lower left)
etching with drypoint printed in dark-brown, printing with plate tone, Kennedy's first state (of two), Glasgow's only state, on fine laid paper
sheet: 20.6 by 29.9cm.; 8 1/8 by 11 3/4 in.
Executed between 1878 and 1880, Glasgow cites 44 impressions of this subject.