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The Riva

Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 62.53

Collection credit:Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith.  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Albert H. Wiggin (1868-1951), Boston; E. E. MacCrone. Anonymous bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1962.  


Paper size:209 x 300 mm  
Plate mark size:201 x 298 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light, slightly more pronounced in foreground and sky  
Note on foul biting:light pitting throughout  
Print note:mottled effect probably from wiping, particularly in foreground; reticulation of ink in foreground; directional wipe marks evident in sky  


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 on verso, pencil, lower right corner  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:73 mm from left; tab 7 x 20 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'14419' on verso, lower left  
Misc inscriptions by others:'NK' [or possibly 'MK' or 'MC']; ' charm.' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.