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Upright Venice

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 59.819
State: 4/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. Listed by E. G. Kennedy (1910) as owned by Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, jr (1863-1912). Francis Bullard (1862-1913), Boston; private collection; anonymous gift to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1959.  


Paper size:264 x 179 mm  
Plate mark size:255 x 177 mm  
Note on size:not quite trimmed to platemark, ca. 2mm margin at top, 1mm sides and bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:post horn in shield (AIC vol. 2, p. 385, no. 182), WR below  
Ink colour:dark brown almost black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:heavier tone at top of sky; in water closer to wharf (around larger gondola and boats at lower right) - vertical wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A fine impression  


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:'72' on verso of tab, possibly by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 43-64 from left; pencil butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394); 'T.J.C.' in graphite pencil ; MFA stamp  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:illegible, under hinge  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.