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The Little Lagoon

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.180
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:345 x 265 mm  
Plate mark size:227 x 153 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian wove  
Note on the paper:This is the same paper used for proofs of Little Venice and Nocturne in the FGA collection  
Ink colour: black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Faint traces of tone near the upper and lower plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:Acid droplets at the upper left corner; distinct curving 'wiping' scratches on the water below the large gondola and less prominent curved scratches on the sky.  
Print note:This is an underinked impression with many lines printing faintly, with a broken effect  


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:'trial pf. Whistler' at lower left on the verso; 'Wedmore 152' at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.