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The Little Lagoon

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1933.276
State: 4C/4

Collection credit:Gift of Mr. Walter S. Brewster  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Walter Stanton Brewster (1872-1954), Chicago; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1933.  
Additional acq. no:19777  


Paper size:228 x 151 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 151 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Plate tone, especially on water of foreground.  
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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:Inscription on the mount: ' 'The Little Lagoon' K186 M183 Gr 153 W152. / One of the 'Twelve Etchings. / This proof from the cancelled plate is from the collection of John H. Wrenn, presented to / me by Frederick F Norcross. It is the only / proof from cancelled plate which I have ever / seen which was printed and signed by Whistler. / Walter S Brewster.'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.