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The Piazzetta

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 189
State: 5/9

Collection credit:[Hubbard Collection]  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Probably Hubbard Collection. Acquired by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:261 x 183 mm  
Plate mark size:255 x 181 mm  
Note on size:with narrow margin at top and thread margins at sides and bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the paper has many small inclusions (much debris) and the colour is pinkish ivory; the sheet was removed from a book, with red dye along lower tab edge  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:fairly even overall  
Note on foul biting:considerable on lower part of plate; with some evidence of scraping/burnishing at lower right  
Print note:New state  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:at 37 to 58 mm; height 5 mm; butterfly of 1880/1881  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'c 616/12' (LC notation?) at lower left verso; '£4.4.0' at lower left verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.