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The Fish Shop, Venice

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.48
State: 7/9

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 45951). Bought from Doll & Richards Inc., New York (receipt, 8 April 1904), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1904; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:160 x 268 mm  
Plate mark size:130 x 220 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Asian?  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone, slightly darker at left and right  
Note on foul biting:scattered overall  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (twice)  
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:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The plate butterflies are on the shutter to the right of the window at left (faint) and approximately 30 mm below the faint signature (shaded)  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 45951' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'No 73' at lower centre on the verso; '249' (upside-down) at upper centre on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.