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The Venetian Mast

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1934.536
State: 7/12

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; passed to his wife; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1934.  
Additional acq. no:R 533  


Paper size:354 x 167 mm  
Plate mark size:344 x 165 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:printed with light plate tone, darker at the lower portion of the image.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Tonal medium on the buildings at left and right and on theleft- and rightmost figures appears to be similar to Lalanne's 'mottled tints' (see Treatise on Etching, 1880, p. 51) or sandpaper ground.  


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 mid 1880s.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'c. 2519' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'X' under a '~' at lower left verso; 'os-' at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.