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The Little Venice

Yale University Art Gallery
Accession no: 1927.72
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Kennedy Galleries, New York (stock no. A69105). Frederic George Achelis Memorial Collection, given by Miss Elizabeth Achelis (1880-1973) to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1927.  


Paper size:185 x 261 mm  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:fine light weight paper, slightly browned  
Watermarks:partial watermark, top of scroll or leaf around bell shaped flower  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Carefully wiped smooth tone.  
Note on foul biting:tiny flecks.  
Print note:A very fine impression with lovely soft tone.  


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  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Selected proof' on verso, by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1888/1890  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 69105 'and '11941' or '11261' [?illegible], on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'pxv' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.