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Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1927.5960
State: 3/4

Collection credit:The Charles Deering Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Probably printed in Venice and given to Otto H. Bacher (1856-1909). Charles Deering (1852- 1927), Chicago; given by his heirs to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1927.  
Additional acq. no:R 3672-3856  


Paper size:303 x 236 mm  
Plate mark size:240 x 311 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
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:  
Print note:Possibly 'lavis' (rather than plate tone) in the shadowy area beneath the arch and possibly other areas that appear to be plate tone but show signs of burnishing; verify the drypoint on the window at left, the remnant of the butterfly signature and the seated figures at right.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (faint)  
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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Signed (faintly) with butterfly in plate, lower right  
Collector's mark:Otto H. Bacher (Lugt 2002) ; Charles Deering ( Lugt 516)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'R15952 or d' (the 2 or d superscript) on image at lower left recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.