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The Little Venice

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1934.570
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; passed to his wife; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1934.  
Additional acq. no:R 533  


Paper size:190 x 267 mm  
Plate mark size:186 x 267 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'Pro Patria'  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with plate tone  
Note on foul biting:some scattered spots of false biting but not a significant amount  
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:butterfly and 'E' with flourish in graphite on verso, lower right  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:see signature  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly dates from ca 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:'E' with flourish next to butterfly on verso is similar to the inscriptions on the Havemeyer Venice etchings in the NGA  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.