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The Little Lagoon

Kupferstich-Kabinett der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Accession no: A 1919-107
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Woldemar von Seidlitz (1850-1922), Dresden; given to the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden, 1919.  


Paper size:225/228 x 152 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 151 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:distinct plate tone gradually darkening below two poles in water towards bottom edge, here wiped horizontally in swiping lines, near right margin wiped in straight horizontal lines.  
Note on foul biting:very fine scattered pitting across etched parts of plate  
Print note:ink reticulation near bottom, dark patch of ink in bottom left corner  


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:104 mm from left, 3 x 11 mm, 1890s butterfly  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso centre: part of brown round stamp of the Kupferstichkabinett, Lugt 1616  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.