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The Little Venice

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.374
State: 2/2

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Seth Thomas, Jr. [per tradition]. Susan Schulman, NY; bought by Peter Lunder, 1 April 2004; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:011.2004  


Paper size:203 x 277 mm  
Plate mark size:186 x 265 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:very smooth texture  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Carefully wiped tone, especially in sky and lower edge of water.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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 'imp' below platemark at left  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'o' by 'imp.'  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1880/1881; check state  
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.