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Long Venice

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1942.15.29
State: 4/8

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-2465  


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:slightly browned  
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 pale tone at centre and darker tone at the top, sides and especially the bottom, where it is very soft and without wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; darker tiny droplets near the plate edge at upper left, to the right of the butterfly and near the plate edge at lower right; scraping marks on the water and sky  
Print note:A warm black ink with the plate tone looking dark brown  


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 at lower left on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab at 62 to 81 mm from left, height 9 mm; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:butterfly on verso is untidy, possibly ca 1892  
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.