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The Little Lagoon

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.381
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (receipt 9 November 1898), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:234 x 154 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 153 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour: black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Light tone, becoming darker at the bottom.  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks; vertical 'wiping' scratches on the sky and water.  
Print note:This was formerly catalogued as second state but appears to be between the first and second; the front of the top of the gondola is particularly dark--it is not clear if that is the result of retouching or inking.  


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 99-109 mm from left, height 9 mm, butterfly of 1880  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W152' at lower centre on the verso by C. L. Freer; 'Sx' at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.