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The Piazzetta

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 50.230
State: 6/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Art Institute of Chicago (duplicate); Knoedler, New York; purchased by L. Aaron Lebowich, Boston; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, February 1950.  


Paper size:259 x 180 mm  
Plate mark size:254 x 180 mm  
Note on size:mfm 260 x 181, 254 x 181  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:fragment GR  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:moderate tone overall, slightly more at bottom  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A light impression, including the area in the distant arched doorway  


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:tab 38-52 mm from left; pencil butterfly of 1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Art Institute of Chicago Duplicate stamp (Lugt 32b and 702h); MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Bot from Kn[illegible]' on mat  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.