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Riva, No. 2

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1934.565

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 27471). Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; passed to his wife; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1934.  
Additional acq. no:G02909 (R 533 - old acq no)  


Paper size:219 x 304 mm  
Plate mark size:210 x 304 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with some plate tone.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A number of grainy tonal areas in this state - on the nets (?) in the boat at right, under the drying net or awning in the centre, on the horizontal shading at the bottom of the steps and on the wall at left.  


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:'Vienna' at lower right verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:The pencil butterfly dates from 1888.1890s.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Circular stamp with Japanese letters (Bryan Lathrop, Lugt 2972)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 27471' (underlined) / 'LX-' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'The Riva' at lower centre verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.