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Upright Venice

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1942.15.22
State: 4/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Given by Mr and Mrs J. Watson Webb to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, memory of Mr and Mrs H. O. Havemeyer, 1942.  
Additional acq. no:B-8540  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Note on size:the tab is big and may have been cut later, not necessarily by Whistler  
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  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light even tone over most of the plate, slightly darker at upper left corner across the lower quarter of the plate, soft wiping  
Note on foul biting:as per 1943.3.8580  
Print note:warm black ink, looking brown on toned area  


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:'Whistler' (upside down) on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 36 to 58mm from left, height 12mm; butterfly of 1885/1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
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.