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Upright Venice

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Accession no: 1954/1.388
State: 4/7

Collection credit:Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker  
Image credit:Photo © The University of Michigan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Obach & Co., London, 1905; bought by Margaret Selkirk Watson Parker (1867-1936), Detroit, MI; bequeathed to the University of Michigan Art Museum, MI, 1954.  


Paper size:265 x 181 mm  
Plate mark size:252 x 179 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was probably removed from a book; with discolouration along the bottom edge of the tab  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Overall plate tone, slightly stronger on the water in the middleground and on the sky at top  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Pronounced vertical scratches on the water, extending to the foreground  


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:butterfly 'imp'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly on tab, ca 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of about 1887/1889.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.