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The Little Venice

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Accession no: 1955/1.122
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker  
Image credit:Photo © The University of Michigan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York, 1894. Bought by Margaret Selkirk Watson Parker (1867-1936), Detroit, MI; bequeathed to the University of Michigan Art Museum, MI, 1954.  


Paper size:189 x 267 mm  
Plate mark size:184 x 267 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
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:With light tone, stronger near the plate edges and on the water.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This appears to be the usual Kennedy first state; not sure why there was an earlier query?  


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.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:The pencil butterfly dates from the 1890s.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 20005' (over an erased number 'a---44'); '13256c'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Little Venice / W 149. / Fine impression' on the verso (erased); 'WX [illeg] net'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.