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System Number: 08680
Date: [March/April 1886][1]
Author: Walter Dowdeswell[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: AD

Salute Dawn[3] 3
Long Lagoon 9
Upright Venice 2
Riva 2 1
Bridge 5
San Biagio 1
Rialto 19
Balcony 5
Nocturne Palaces 16
Turkeys 1
Quiet Canal 10
Ponte Piovan 2
Lobster Pots 12
Drury Lane 10
Little Court. 10


Signed also same date and had by me
same twice one each - as under, printed by Salmon[4]

Little Court
Lobster Pots
Lagoon Noon
Bead Stringers
Drury Court.

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1.  [March/April 1886]
Dated from reference to the printing of etchings from the second Venice Set which commenced in March 1886. The last plates were cancelled in July 1887. Dated also from reference to Salmon (see below).

2.  Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more].

3.  Salute Dawn
This relates to the printing of etchings from A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6). This list includes: La Salute: Dawn (K.215), Long Lagoon (K.203), Upright Venice (K.205), The Riva, No.2 (K.206), The Bridge (K.204), San Biagio (K.197), The Rialto (K.211), The Balcony (K.207), Nocturne: Palaces (K.202), Turkeys (K.199), Quiet Canal (K.214), Ponte del Piovan (K.209), Lobster Pots (K.235), Drury Lane (K.237), Little Court (K.236), Nocturne: Furnace (K.213), Lobster Pots (K.235), Lagoon: Noon (K.216) and Bead-Stringers (K.198).

4.  Salmon
In about March 1886, Émile Frédéric Salmon (1840-1913), sculptor and print-maker [more], printed a set of the Venice etchings, although in the end JW printed the entire edition (MacDonald, Margaret F., Palaces in the Night Whistler in Venice, Aldershot, 2001, pp. 120-122).