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Little Court

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1938.1876
State: 2/2

Collection credit:The Clarence Buckingham Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Unidentified collector, 'F. S.' (?). Clarence L. Buckingham (1854-1913), Chicago; bequeathed to his sisters; passed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1938.  
Additional acq. no:14264 (R 5750 - old acq no)  


Paper size:125 x 175 mm  
Plate mark size:121 x 175 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with very light plate tone.  
Note on foul biting:foul biting or tonal effect across the figures on the right half of the plate and the walls of the building above them.  
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:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'C.B.' (C.L. Buckingham, Lugt 497); 'F. S.' [?] blindstamp on recto, lower left, embossed s.r., unidentified, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:momogram, possibly 'JIH' (not in Lugt) in graphite at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.