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The Piazzetta

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1927.5959
State: 6/9

Collection credit:The Charles Deering Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Charles Deering (1852-1927), Chicago; given by his heirs to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1927.  


Paper size:259 x 181 mm  
Plate mark size:254 x 181 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with very light plate tone at the bottom of the image  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:lines shading the archway of the clocktower are possibly reinforced with tonal medium (lavis? open bite?)  


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:The pencil butterfly dates from 1887.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Charles (C. Deering, L. 516))  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:illegible erased price code  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.