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The Little Lagoon

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 186
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1946  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Robert Hartshorrne (d. ca 1945), New York; sold at auction, Parke Bernet, New York, 23 January 1946. Bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:226 x 151 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 151 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:the colour is pinkish ivory  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:mfm: beautifully wiped; mh: selectively wiped, darker at bottom; with horizontal, curving horizontal and right-left diagonal wiping marks; picking at lower right.  
Note on foul biting:as usual  
Print note:Possibly state after Kennedy's second.  


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 1889/1890  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'RH' in circle on verso (R. Hartshorne, Lugt 2215b)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.