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Upright Venice

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8540
State: 4/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10604  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial [Strasbourg Band?] / LVG  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light tone, slightly darker near the bottom, with light horizontal and vertical wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; the scratches visible in state one have been removed or worn away  
Print note:warm black ink, looking brown in tone; the fine vertical drypoint shading along the hull of the central moored boat is much weaker in the impression than 1942.15.22  


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:tab 29 to 47mm from left, height 8mm; butterfly of 1885/1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'K 6761' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'JC. 16026 / K.205iv' at lower right on the verso by Harold Wright  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.