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The Piazzetta

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 59.573.5
State: 4/9

Collection credit:Bequest of Rudolph F. Shabelitz, 1959  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Rudolph F. Schabelitz to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1959.  


Paper size:276 x 189 mm  
Plate mark size:255 x 180 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light grey  
Note on foul biting:texture and dots  
Print note:quite heavy print  


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:butterfly 'imp'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:1880/1881 butterfly  
Collector's mark:'ww' in pencil  
Dealers' stock nos:'939' (rest of number covered) on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.