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Upright Venice

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8539
State: 2/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Reputedly from the collection of Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10603  


Paper size:403 x 242 mm  
Plate mark size:251 x 177 mm  
Note on size:.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium/heavy weight paper, the sheet removed from a book, with a deckle on three sides  
Watermarks:partial eagle (not the same as Chicago watermark 114)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with uneven tone, roughly wiped  
Note on foul biting:many vertical scratches on the upper half of the plate; possible acid splashes at lower left  
Print note:this is not the impression reproduced by Kennedy; but is a 'working' proof, with a very fine and clear impression of the distant panorama  


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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark: 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'C 27701' at lower left on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'32' at centre on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.