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Upright Venice

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 205.2
State: 4/7

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1939  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Marcel Mirault (1860-1929) and Mme Mirault, Tours; sold at auction, Paris (M. Rousseau and J. Cailac experts) for 6500 francs. Bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:250 x 173 mm  
Plate mark size:250 x 173 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:the colour is pinkish ivory  
Medium:etching [and drypoint]  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:  
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:none on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:none on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:at 25 to 42 mm; height 7 mm; butterfly not by Whistler  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:the butterfly on tab appears to be written over another attempted butterfly; it is based on Whistler's 1886 signature but is probably by another hand.  
Collector's mark:'M.M' (M. Mirault, Lugt suppl. 1892a) according to catalogue card  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.