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The Little Lagoon

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.989
State: 3/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:From the '1st Venice set' acquired from Knoedler's, New York, August 1923 ('For the set BAGEJ'); acquired by Alfred H. Wiggin (1868-1951); given to Boston Public Library, MA.  


Paper size:267 x 206 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 153 mm  
Note on size:wider margin, and a rough edge at left  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:NVD / DVN (?)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight overall tone, lovely effect in the water, heavier toward lower edge.  
Note on foul biting:  
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:below left: shaded [butterfly] 'imp.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1880  
Collector's mark:pencil mark on verso, illegible 'J' or 'I'  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 26743' [probably Knoedler's]  
Misc inscriptions by others:'bA' (scribble)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.