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The Little Lagoon

Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 62.57

Collection credit:Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith  
Image credit:  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 42499). E. A. Seasongood. E. E. MacCrone. Anonymous bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1962.  


Paper size:228 x 151 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 151 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:flecked with brown fibres  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:more pronounced in foreground and right side  
Note on foul biting:slight pitting throughout  
Print note:mottled effect from wiping in foreground; wipe marks, particularly in foreground, also in sky at upper right  


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:35 mm from left; tab 3 x 10 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 42499' on verso, lower left corner  
Misc inscriptions by others:'L + C' (lower centre, vertically, C is reversed); 'Fwx vx O' (with vertical line through O) [Greek letters, calculation] lower right corner on verso; '29' on verso, upper left corner  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.