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The Fish Shop, Venice

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1954.65
State: 6/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 38322). Given by Stanley Field to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1954.  
Additional acq. no:14311  


Paper size:136 x 224 mm  
Plate mark size:129 x 224 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:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with plate tone on the water in the foreground  
Note on foul biting:Conscious use of foul biting or other tonal medium on masonry and in water?  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (to left of arch); butterfly (faint, in shutter on left)  
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:Pencil butterfly dates from 1886/1887.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 38322' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'[s?]2740' at lower centre verso; 'W188' at lower centre verso; 'b/b/-' at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.