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The Little Venice

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP+
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © New York Public Library  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904); acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:224 x 317 mm  
Plate mark size:186 x 265 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:probably a medium weight western paper simulating glossy silky surfaced oriental paper ('japanned')  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Light tone, carefully wiped, with more at the top, bottom and corners - looks dark brown,with beautiful wiping.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:a fine impression  


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:butterfly 'imp.' of 1880/1881 in pencil on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'o' on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The numbering appears to relate to preparations for the exhibition or printing of the first venice Set in 1880  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.