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The Piazzetta

Kupferstichkabinett Berlin
Accession no: 452-1882
State: 4/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Kupferstichkabinett Berlin  
Provenance:Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840 - d.1892), London; sold to the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, 1882, as part of a group of 301 prints for £685.7.3.  


Paper size:315 x 224 mm  
Plate mark size:255 x 180 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove Japan or Asian  
Note on the paper:thick, a little shiny but half-transparent, like K1880306 and K1920314  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:medium plate tone, lighter in centre  
Note on foul biting:faint granular tone on column, pitting across people and pigeons  
Print note:horizontal scratches at bottom, light grey ink spots at lower right  


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:pencil below platemark left: butterfly 'imp'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'7. x' on recto in lower right margin  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:-  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'KOENIGLICHES KUPFERSTICHKABINETT' (Lugt 1612) brown oval stamp at verso centre  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.