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Upright Venice

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1947.703
State: 4/7

Collection credit:Gift of Mrs H. F. Perkins  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Selected by Whistler for Mrs H. Roosevelt (AIC records). Herbert F. Perkins; given by Mrs Herbert F. Perkins (née Margaret Dana Head) to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1947.  
Additional acq. no:14364  


Paper size:265 x 179 mm  
Plate mark size:253 x 179 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Hunting horn in shield 'WR'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with some plate tone, slightly heavier in the lower half of the plate.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Prominent vertical plate scratches are visible on the lower 2/3 of the plate and at upper right.  


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 dates from 1886.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'yo' (upside down?) or 'o [illeg] at lower left verso, possibly by Whistler; 'FPOX' at centre verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.