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Long Lagoon

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1938.1897
State: 1/2

Collection credit:The Clarence Buckingham Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Royal Collection, Windsor; sold to Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1906; sold to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1906 (stock no. 42047); sold to Clarence L. Buckingham, Chicago, for $380; bequeathed to his sisters; passed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1938.  
Additional acq. no:14362 (R 5750 - old acq no)  


Paper size:162 x 227 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
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 plate tone, particularly in the lower portion of the plate and at the plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There appear to be fine drypoint lines on the foremost piles and on the hull of the ship at far right. Prominent plate scratches visible in the sky area.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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 1885/1886.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'VR' crowned, oval stamp (Royal Library, Windsor, Lugt 2535)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 42022' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:partial crown device at lower left verso' 'W.160' at lower left verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.