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The Little Venice

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 238
Date: 1880
Medium: etching
Size: 185 x 264 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'First Venice Set', 1880
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 54
Catalogues: K.183; M.180; W.149
Impressions taken from this plate  (54)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Etching: K1830001
Signed with a butterfly at lower left.
With scraper marks at the four corners and on the sky and water in the foreground; the outlines of figures are faintly visible at the centre, between the two widely spaced poles.
The scraper marks are less prominent on most impressions (i.e. ).

State 2

Etching: K1830102
The scraper marks have been burnished off, and those areas of the plate are clean.

State 2 (cancelled)

Etching: K1830203
Cancelled with two horizontal lines, crossed diagonal lines, and a series of diagonal zigzag lines.