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The Little Pool

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1924.639
State: 4/9

Collection credit:Bequest of Ethel Wrenn  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 37256). John Henry Wrenn (1841-1911), Chicago; bequeathed by Ethel Wrenn to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1924.  


Paper size:247 x 348 mm  
Plate mark size:102 x 124 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:'old ledger' paper with page numbers, in ink, recto and verso  
Ink colour:Black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with light overall plate tone; inky plate edges; many inky fingerprints  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1861 -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'The Works of James Whistler: Etchings and Dry Points, are on View at E. Thomas' Publisher. / 39. Old Bond Street.'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
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:inscribed 'The Works of James Whistler: Etchings and Dry Points, are on View at E. Thomas' / 29 Old Bond Street [space] Publisher.'  
Collector's mark:'B.B.' [?] (? B. Bernard MacGeorge, L. 394); 'J.H.W.' (John H. Wrenn, Lugt 1475)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 37256' at lower left recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'332.' and '331.' in brown ink, at lower left recto and upper left verso, respectively (old ledger inscriptions); '6' [or '61'?] at lower left recto; '4th state' (crossed out) and '5 State' and '2nd state' (erased) and '48' at lower right recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.