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Upright Venice

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 205
State: 2/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. Robert Hartshorne. Bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:254 x 178 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:heavy weight paper  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:a little tone, wiped almost clean; fingerprint at lower right corner  
Note on foul biting:a blemish at bottom left and a few spots; many scratches at top and centre  
Print note:(not the impression illustrated by Kennedy)  


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:butterfly 'imp.' at lower left near platemark  
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:pencil butterfly of 1890s  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' stamp (B. B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394); 'RH' stamp (R. Hartshorne, Lugt suppl. 2215b) both on verso; 'T.J.C.' at lower right verso (possibly Thomas Jefferson Coolidge)  
Dealers' stock nos:'S 9211' (?) at upper right recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'1st proof' at lower centre recto; 'La Salute' (crossed out) at lower right recto; 'This is Upright Venice: / Trial proof.' at lower right recto; title and Kennedy number at lower centre verso; '8' (encircled) at centre verso; '14' at upper right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.