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The Little Venice

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1942.15.1
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1942.  
Additional acq. no:B-2437  


Paper size:186 x 274 mm  
Plate mark size:183 x 265 mm  
Note on size:thread margins around platemark  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:no  
Watermarks:'WW' countermark (possibly IV countermark?)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Central image wiped more clearly with more tone near plate edges and corners; with horizontal and slight diagonal wiping marks.  
Note on foul biting:Faint traces of acid spots below the butterfly; right-left diagonal scratches in the sky.  
Print note:no  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly 'imp.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:Whistler (upside down) lower right on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly imp.  
Note on the tab:tab 77-85mm from left; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:no  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.