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The Little Pool

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: C.A.I. 148
State: 9/9

Collection credit:Constantine Alexander Ionides Collection  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Constantine Alexander Ionides (1833-1900), London; bequeathed to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1901.  
Additional acq. no:Ionides 8a  


Paper size:124 x 150 mm  
Plate mark size:103 x 127 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The watermark is perfectly centered.  
Watermarks:Beehive DEDB  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight residual tone, somewhat darker shade in left corners  
Note on foul biting:very light granular tone (or corrosion?) in lower part  
Print note:very clean impression  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1861 -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
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:  
Collector's mark:recto lower left corner red circular stamp, crowned 'CAI' (Lugt 488)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'C.A.I. 148.' verso at bottom centre in black ink; verso pencil lower left, 'W. 72.'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.