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Long Lagoon

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 23.1247

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 33575). Francis Bullard (1862-1913), Boston; passed to his brother Dr Willliam Norton Bullard (1853-1931), Boston; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, April 1923.  


Paper size:158 x 227 mm  
Plate mark size:151 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):modern laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate tone overall, heavier (but not dark) at bottom and some in sky - beautiful wiping marks, most vertical, with corners more diagonal  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:a pale, yet evocative impression; the etched lines, too, are not heavily inked  


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:tab 73-88 mm from left; pencil butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'FB' Bullard (Lugt 982); MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 33575 / 1 x - ' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.