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The Little Venice

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.3.85
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:John Pomeroy Townsend (1832-1898), New York. Bought from the collection of Harris Brisbane Dick (1835-1916), with the Dick Fund, for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  


Paper size:192 x 266 mm  
Plate mark size:187 x 264 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, graduated to more at the bottom, and corners, uneven and soft; a diagonal area across the bottom has been wiped more bare  
Note on foul biting:A few flecks.  
Print note:A lovely clear impression in warm black ink; scratches visible.  


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 1880/1881; tab 65-94mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JPT' blue stamp (J.P. Townsend, not in Lugt) on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.