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Venetian Court

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.17
State: 2/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:330 x 240 mm  
Plate mark size:291 x 200 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is probably cream discoloured to buff  
Watermarks:partial shield surmounted by fleur de lys (possibly Ven Gelder Zonen)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With light overall tone, slightly heavier at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:Venetian Court' at lower right edge on the recto; 'Venice 1879.' at lower left edge on the verso (possibly by Whistler)  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' stamp (B. B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394)  
Dealers' stock nos:'S 9214' at upper right on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'9 (encircled) B' at centre on the verso; 'D' at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.