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The Little Venice

Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 62.56
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal. H. Smith.  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Probably with H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1908 (stock no. a 45726). Theodore De Witt, New York; Henry Graves (1806-1892), London; E. E. MacCrone. Anonymous bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1962.  


Paper size:189 x 264 mm  
Plate mark size:186 x 264 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:More pronounced in foreground, wiped more cleanly around horizon and sky.  
Note on foul biting:Slight pitting throughout.  
Print note:Reticulation of ink particularly at left side; mottled effect from wiping in sky.  


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 on verso in lower right, pencil  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'selected proof' verso, lower right  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:Tab 50 mm from left: tab 3 x 10 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 45726' (crossed out); 'a 53998' (crossed out) on verso, lower left ; 'D217'; '253a'  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.