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The Venetian Mast

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 41.1.197
State: 7/12

Collection credit:Gift of Felix M. Warburg and his family, 1941  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Possibly acquired from Whistler by Henry Studdy Theobald (b. 1847). Given by Felix M. Warburg and his family to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1941.  


Paper size:347 x 163 mm  
Plate mark size:343 x 163 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:medium-weight paper  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, more at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:overall grain  
Print note:  


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:pencil butterfly of 1880; tab 31-41mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F.M.W.' stamp (F.W. Warburg)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.