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The Little Lagoon

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Accession no: 1956.24.169

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 23950). Given by Miss Susan Dwight Bliss (1882-1966), New York, to Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 29 December 1956.  


Paper size:226 x 151 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 151 mm  
Note on size:Height with tab: 8 15/16 ins ( 228mm)  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Considerable in bottom third; wiping marks suggest wavea, light even tone elsewhere.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The ink is very dark and the foreground gondola is noticeably blacker than the rest.  


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:butterfly in pencil on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Selected proof - ' on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:40-49 mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Rectangular BCMA stamp in black ink  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 23950' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.