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The Piazzetta

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.992
State: 5/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:From the '1st Venice set' acquired from Knoedler's, New York, August 1923 ('For the set BAGEJ'); acquired by Alfred H. Wiggin (1868-1951); given to Boston Public Library, MA.  


Paper size:268 x 207 mm  
Plate mark size:254 x 182 mm  
Note on size:narrow margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:countermark initials (difficult to see, next to hinge)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate overall tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good impression.  


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:below left [shaded 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:pencil butterfly of 1881  
Collector's mark:'AHW' bird stamp (A. H. Wiggin, Lugt 2820a); squiggled 'MI' or 'SI' in pencil  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 26746' [probably Knoedler's]  
Misc inscriptions by others:'bA' (scribble)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.