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The Piazzetta

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Accession no: 1987/2.41
State: 4/9

Collection credit:Museum purchase made possible by the Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund in honor of Dr. of Technical Sciences Max H.J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (née Mueller)  
Image credit:Photo © The University of Michigan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Bought by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, 1987.  


Paper size:317 x 225 mm  
Plate mark size:255 x 181 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian wove  
Note on the paper:heavy Japan paper  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light plate tone on the sky and slightly heavier tone near the plate edges at left, right and bottom  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Note the appearance of burnishing around the marks in the foreground to the right of centre  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1880/1881  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'81793' at lower left on recto; 'DTPD' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'E x .' (in script) at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.