Bead Stringers, (Perleria), Venice - OTTO H. BACHER
OTTO H. BACHER
Etching, 1882, Andrews page 45; edition 21 plus proofs. 13 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right, and signed in pencil, lower left. This very fine impression is printed with tone on a thin, fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are probably full and measure 1/2" to 1". The condition is very good apart from minor toning within a previous mat opening. This rare work is plate Seven from his Venice Set.
It's interesting to make the connection between this plate and Whistler's own version of the subject, "The Bead Stringers" (Kennedy 198) which dates from 1879-1880.
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