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The Little Venice

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 183
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1941  
Image credit:  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock nos. a 6341, 55109). Leonard C. Hanna Jr (1889-1957), Cleveland, Ohio. Bought with the Pennell Fund for the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  
Additional acq. no:U8 W579-183E / 8.96.810.126  


Paper size:185 x 265 mm  
Plate mark size:185 x 265 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Delicately wiped tone on sea; short, parallel, curving horizontal bands of picking at upper and lower right  
Note on foul biting:light flecks are dust or line in the ink of plate tone  
Print note:There is a tiny scratch through the gondolier  


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 1880  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'LCH' green stamp (L. C. Hanna Jr, Lugt 564)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 6341' (crossed out), 'a 55109', '371.20', all on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:title, Kennedy number and collector information; 'mu-' [or 'mn-' ?] on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.