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The Little Lagoon

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1894.41
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., (Keppel receipt, 21 August 1894), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1894; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:230 x 152 mm  
Plate mark size:227 x 152 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial Hunting Horn in shield, Van der Ley (Chicago watermark 186)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Light graduated tone, carefully wiped, becoming darker at the bottom.  
Note on foul biting:A small patch of foul biting to the left of the plate butterfly signature.  
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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 40-50 mm from left, height 3 mm, 1890s butterfly  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W152' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'EH x (or c next to reversed c)v net' the 'xv net' superscript and 'net' is underlined.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.