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The Little Lagoon

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 58.1078
State: 3/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:The Fine Art Society, London, sold with 8 impressions of this etching for £35 to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, May 1896 (stock no. a27045). Lee M. Friedman, Boston; given by his estate to Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA, 13 November 1958.  


Paper size:231 x 153 mm  
Plate mark size:227 x 153 mm  
Note on size:The sheet is unevenly cut at the bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone at the bottom; moderate overall tone, heavier in bottom half, angling toward upper left - also stronger at upper left corner  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:warm black ink; the gondolier looks vary dark, there is a scratch to right of the schooner  


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:pencil butterfly of 1886; 33-45mm from right  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 27045'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Bla / 29' and '54'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.