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The Piazzetta

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1924.649
State: 9/9

Collection credit:From the Ethel Wrenn Bequest  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:John Henry Wrenn (1841-1911), Chicago; bequeathed to his family, 1911; bequeathed by Ethel Wrenn, Chicago, to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1924.  
Additional acq. no:6145  


Paper size:258 x 179 mm  
Plate mark size:254 x 179 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:pale green  
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:  
Note on foul biting:The graininess on the wall at upper right may be foul biting or intentional  
Print note:A lightly inked impression, so the lines appear less distinct, or less deeply etched, than those on AIC 1934.534 - IV/V.  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:The pencil butterfly dates from the 1890s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'J.H.W.' (John H. Wrenn, Lugt 1475)  
Dealers' stock nos:'A 32345' at lower centre verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Piazetta' at lower centre verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.