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The Little Lagoon

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.3.88
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:John Pomeroy Townsend (1832-1898), New York. Bought from the collection of Harris Brisbane Dick (1835-1916), with the Dick Fund, for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  


Paper size:230 x 156 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 153 mm  
Note on size:rough edge at top with indents (possibly from a book), otherwise trimmed to platemark  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Asian laid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Carefully wiped graduated tone, more at bottom, soft.  
Note on foul biting:Fine dots, dashes, and scratches.  
Print note:An early impression: the nearest gondola is very dark, with strong burr  


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: butterfly of 1880; tab 23-42mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JPT' stamp on verso (Townsend, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.