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The Little Venice

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 67.630.55
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1967  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Probably with H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1904/05 (stock no., stock books missing). Given by Susan Dwight Bliss (1822-1966) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1967.  


Paper size:191 x 263 mm  
Plate mark size:187 x 263 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone appearing brown, graduated, with strokes radiating outwards from centre to bottom  
Note on foul biting:a few flecks  
Print note:good impression, warm black ink looking dark brown on this paper;the wiping creating effect of space  


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:pencil butterfly of 1886; tab 72 - 88mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 33545' or 'a 38545' or 'a 38645' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'m e s -' or 'm e 5' and '77' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.