Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Little Lagoon,

From the set of twelve etchings, Venice, Whistler, Twelve Etchings (The First Venice Set)

Etching and drypoint on laid paper mounted on board

Second of two states

Print impression quality: Excellent, except glued down, not possible to see verso

Dimensions (Plate): 225 x 152 mm (8.9 x 6 in.)

Signed in pencil, lower left: butterfly monogram and “imp.”

Accession number: 1995.25.1

Gift of John P. Howland (BA Wesleyan 1935), 1995

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Queen Victoria (Lugt 2535) [stated on label from Harlow, McDonald & Co., verso of frame; not verified from Royal Stamp on print, verso, since mounted down. In 1906, Edward VII sold Queen Victoria’s collection (Mansfield 1909, liii) to Thos. Agnew & Sons (London), where it was bought by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY, from whom it was probably acquired by Harlow, McDonald. See donor file for labels from old backing.

The DAC also holds a different impression.

Bibliography: Kennedy 186 ii/ii; Wiehl, Whistler and American Print Collectors (Middletown, CT: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, 1983), no. 39.

Work Type: print

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