Documents associated with: 50 Etchings and Drypoints (Venice Second Series), H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1883
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REQUESTS THAT HE MAY HAVE THE HONOR OF THE COMPANY OF
AT A PRIVATE VIEW OF
ETCHINGS AND DRY POINTS.
ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10TH FROM 10 O'CLOCK TO 6.
HERMANN WUNDERLICH & CO. 868 BROADWAY.
ARRANGEMENT IN WHITE & YELLOW.
1. [10 October 1883]
Dated from date on invitation.
2. Hermann Wunderlich and Co.
New York art dealers and print publishers.
3. WHITE AND YELLOW
This is the private view card for 50 Etchings and Drypoints (Venice Second Series), H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1883; the card, and indeed the exhibition decor in yellow and white was based on that of Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883. The New York Mail and Express commented: 'The walls covered with white felt, the white frames of the etchings, the yellow base and moulding, the yellow plush seats and the little yellow and white chairs and tables and other furniture the yellow tiles fireplace and the yellow Chinese vases and finally the strip of yellow material stuck up under the ceiling with the artist's queer mark upon it ... quite throw the etchings themselves into the shade.' 24 October 1883; see also MacDonald, Margaret F., Palaces in the Night Whistler in Venice, Aldershot, 2001.