Artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834-1903
  • The Little Lagoon
  • Venice: Twelve Etchings (series title)
Date between 1879 and 1880
Medium etching printed in dark brown ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed at plate mark): 8 7/8 × 6 inches (22.5 × 15.2 cm)
Credit Line Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith
Accession Number 62.57
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in plate, lower right: [Whistler's butterfly device]
In pencil on tab, lower left center: [Whistler's butterfly device followed by] ip.
Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil, verso, lower left corner: a42499
Lower center, vertically L + C [C is reversed]
Lower right corner: Fwx vx O [with a vertical line thru the O]
Upper left corner: 29
E. A. Seasongood;
E. E. MacCrone;
1962-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Sales catalogue. New York: Parke Bernet, November 6, 1951, no. 291.