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The Little Venice

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard
Accession no: M21296
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Fogg Art Museum, Bequest of Susan Norton  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Susan Norton; bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA.  


Paper size:185 x 266 mm  
Plate mark size:185 x 266 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:Quite transparent; 'antique' laid paper, thin and a little grubby. There are broad diagonal stripes visible over the sea, which appear on the verso as indentations.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very light overall tone, heavier in corners; burnishing [?] marks print quite clearly  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good impression, with marks of burnishing at bottom left and top 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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:The pencil butterfly dates from ca 1886; 6mm height; 75-94mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:verso, 'a22638'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.