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The Piazzetta

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Accession no: 29829
State: 5/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Acquired by the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, between 1891 and 1903.  
Additional acq. no:993 (old inv. No.)  


Paper size:256 x 181 mm  
Plate mark size:254 x 180 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
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:distinct plate tone; darker bottom left corner  
Note on foul biting:fine pitting across plate, marking the pigeons  
Print note:light ink dots in lower left corner  


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:on tab  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:30 mm from left, 6 x 18 mm; the bottom tab edge is marked red  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly on tab of 1880/1881; The '993' refers to the old inventory started by Alfred Lichtwark, the '29829' is from the inventory numbers started by Gustav Pauli, still in use today.  
Collector's mark:verso centre: brown seal of Hamburg with text 'KUNSTHALLE ZU HAMBURG' (Lugt 1233)  
Dealers' stock nos:'29829' on verso centre  
Misc inscriptions by others:verso lower left: '994' corrected to '993'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.