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The Little Venice

Frick Collection
Accession no: 1915.3.41
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © The Frick Collection  
Provenance:Henry Clay Frick bequest to The Frick Collection, New York, 1915.  


Paper size:191 x 269 mm  
Plate mark size:188 x 266 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
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:fine wiped tone, particularly at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:tiny bit at top left  
Print note:Good impression; flecks in sea rubbed down; scraping marks across the sea and scratches in the 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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 71-92 from left; pencil butterfly of 1880/1881  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
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.