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Upright Venice

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.187
State: 4/7

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:253 x 178 mm  
Plate mark size:253 x 178 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:backed with fine Asian laid paper ? (see MS notes)  
Watermarks:Pro Patria?  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:With tone, slightly heavier at the top and bottom of the plate.  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks.  
Print note:  


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.' (the . Underlined)  
Note on the tab:tab 40-58 mm from left, height 10 mm, butterfly of ca 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:This appears to be a discarded proof, salvaged by Way;  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W172 Finished State - From T Way June/05' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer; '6' at lower left on the verso (on the backing sheet).  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.