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The Piazzetta

British Museum
Accession no: 1929-12-14-5
State: 5/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Arthur Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), London; bequeathed to the British Museum, London, 1929.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50903  


Paper size:261 x 179 mm  
Plate mark size:257 x 178 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):  
Note on the paper:darkened to buff  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:grey tone  
Note on foul biting:a lot of dots and flecks and a smudgy area around the pigeon in the foreground.  
Print note:a very grey impression, though the black inked lines register strongly, and the distant arch is strong.  


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:pencil butterfly of 1885/1886; tab 46-63mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.