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The Little Venice

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1894.40

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1894; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:268 x 396 mm  
Plate mark size:185 x 264 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:  
Medium:etching and drypoint cancellation  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Relatively heavy tone, with darker patches near the plate corners.  
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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  

 

Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W149' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K1830201  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.