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Long Venice

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49895
State: C/8

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Dr Frederick Mulder, London; sold to the University of Glasgow, February 1972.  


Paper size:139 x 316 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 308 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light-medium weight, brittle and crackly, being heavily sized. It is a western paper but possibly faux-Asian.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is uneven, dark-medium. It is more pronounced in the foreground, left and right edges and upper corners. It is wiped most cleanly in the centre.  
Note on foul biting:There is minor single pitting particularly along the horizon line and sky.  
Print note:There is slight reticulation of ink down the entire left side. In the foreground there are diagonal and downward wipe marks. The paper is creased from printing.  


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' (pencil; below platemark)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'22' on secondary backing sheet on recto at lower right.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.