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The Little Lagoon

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 67.630.62
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1967  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Given by Susan Dwight Bliss (1882-1966) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1967.  


Paper size:234 x 154 mm  
Plate mark size:228 x 154 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:thin, light weight  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very light dark brown effect of ink, with more at the bottom.  
Note on foul biting:Tiny flecks.  
Print note:A little thin in the background.  


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; tab 35-51mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'35' on verso of tab  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.