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The Little Lagoon

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46798
State: 4/4

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:230 x 153 mm  
Plate mark size:226 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 weight, sized, 'antique' laid paper. It has been inlaid.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Beautifully wiped surface tone, with the tone becoming darker at the bottom of the image, suggesting calm water.  
Note on foul biting:There are minor single pits in the foreground, around the boats and in the sky.  
Print note:There is a patch of very dark ink at the lower left corner and light wipe marks evident in the foreground; slightly different new state.  


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:3 x 10 mm; 106 mm from left; inscription in pencil, 1890s b'fly  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'c.37950' (Colnaghi's) on verso, at lower right; '98' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Whistler's special mark [with arrow pointing to 'oo']', 'K.186 II' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.