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Shipping, Venice

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1908.8
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from E. Gottschalk, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1908; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:335 x 224 mm  
Plate mark size:301 x 206 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:light grey  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book; with sewing holes  
Medium:etching [and drypoint]  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:irregular blotches of tone and numerous fingerprints  
Note on foul biting:series of parallel vertical scraper/burnisher marks across the sky; some at left extend onto the water  
Print note:The impression Is slightly slipped at the centre  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:'Whistler' (underlined) at lower right  
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:'From Gottschalk Dec. 07 Shipping at Venice. Grolier 207' (upside-down) at lower right on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.