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The Little Venice

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Accession no: 29830
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Acquired by the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, between 1891 and 1903.  
Additional acq. no:994 (old inv. no.)  


Paper size:183/186 x 262/263 mm  
Plate mark size:184 x 263 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:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Narrow frane of tone along the print's margins, horizontally wiped tone in lower 1/4.  
Note on foul biting:Loose scattered pitting across plate, could be mechanical and not from acid.  
Print note:Ink reticulation on right margin, in particular at lower right.  


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:on tab  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Selected proof -' butterfly on verso at lower right corner  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:48 mm from left, 4 x 11 mm; butterfly of 1888/1890s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The '994' refers to the old inventory started by Alfred Lichtwark, the '29830' is from the inventory numbers started by Gustav Pauli, still in use today.  
Collector's mark:verso centre: brown seal of Hamburg with text 'KUNSTHALLE ZU HAMBURG' (Lugt 1233)  
Dealers' stock nos:'29830' on verso, centre  
Misc inscriptions by others:'994' verso lower right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.