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En Plein Soleil

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1934.620
State: 3/3

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; passed to his wife; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1934.  
Additional acq. no:R 3215  


Paper size:279 x 333 mm  
Plate mark size:101 x 135 mm  
Note on size: The support sheet shows evidence of being reduced along ruled graphite line.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):China on wove  
Note on the paper:laid down on off-white wove paper (chine collé)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:scrim marks at lower left, and a large area bounded by a firm line where acid resistant varnished was used.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'; and a faint 'Whistler' with 's' reversed in upper left corner  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. [superscript 't'] Jacques. ['J' reversed] 171.'  
Whistler's signature on paper:'Whistler' and butterfly in margin, lower left  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:'Whistler' with a shaded butterfly in graphite in margin, lower left; same graphite inscription in same location as Little Arthur (1934.632), Annie (1934.633), La Mère Gérard (1934.631), La Rétamuse (1934.630), Street in Saverne (1934.546) and Title to the French Set (1934.645)  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'cat 7 / 162.27' within platemark verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.