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The Little Venice

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 59.816
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 23949). Francis Bullard (1862-1913), Boston. Anonymous gift to Boston Museum of Fine Arts, November 1959.  


Paper size:194 x 268 mm  
Plate mark size:187 x 268 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:Pro Patria  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone with lovely delicate wiping on the water, but slightly uneven wiping in the sky; moderate overall tone, heavier at top and bottom (latter a mix of vertical and gently raised horizontal curve wiping marks.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1886; tab 71-88 from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'FB' stamp (F. Bullard, Lugt 982, very faded); MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 23949' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.