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The Little Lagoon

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1933.263
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Walter S. Brewster Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Walter Stanton Brewster (1872-1954), Chicago; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1933.  


Paper size:235 x 154 mm  
Plate mark size:229 x 154 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with light plate tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The vertical and diagonal 'wiping' scratches in the sky are somewhat visible while vertical and curving scratches in the water, visible in 1938.1896, are not present.  


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 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:laid down so verso not visible  
Collector's mark:'WSB' (W.S. Brewster, Lugt 2651a) on backboard  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.