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The Venetian Mast

Baltimore Museum of Art
Accession no: 1946.112.5970
State: 6/12

Collection credit:Garrett collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Baltimore Museum of Art  
Provenance:J. L. Claghorn (d. 1882); John Work Garrett Collection; given by his sons, Robert and Thomas Harrison Garrett to Baltimore Museum of Art, MD, 1946.  


Paper size:- mm  
Plate mark size:341 x 164 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:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone overall  
Note on foul biting:some texturing  
Print note:there are a lot of cleaning / burnishing marks  


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' in pencil  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'D' and another sumbol on recto below platemark at right  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1880, and notations related to the selection of etchings for Exhibition and sale in 1880/1881.  
Collector's mark:'INSPERATA / JLC / FLORUIT' red stamp on recto (J. L. Claghorn, variation on Lugt 555c)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.