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The Fish Shop, Venice

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 218
State: 7/9

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1938  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Jules Gerbeau (d. 1906), Paris; sold at auction Paris (expert Strolin), 25-27 May 1908. Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. Bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:128 x 222 mm  
Plate mark size:128 x 222 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall tone, darker at left, bottom and lower right corner  
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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:at 54 to 73 mm; height 5 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:hinged to mat so verso not examined  
Collector's mark:'JG' triangular stamp (Jules Gerbeau, Lugt 1166) on recto and 'HHB' stamp (H. H. Benedict, Lugt 2936) on verso (according to catalogue card)  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.