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The Little Lagoon

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Accession no: RP-P-1959-659
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Probably sold to the Fine Art Society, London, before 1890; sold in May 1896 to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a27045 together with 8 other impressions of the same etching for £35.0.0 the lot). The Art Institute of Chicago; given to the Rijksprentenkabinet, 1959.  


Paper size:227 x 151 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 151 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' (pre-1800) laid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:graduated tone, soft wiping, darker at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:flecks and dots  
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:tiny butterfly of 1889/1890s, tab 35-45mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'R:MVS.' elliptical stamp (Rijks Prentenkabinet, Lugt 2228) on verso.  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 27045' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.