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The Old Swan Brewery, Chelsea

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:136 x 195 mm  
Plate mark size:67 x 97 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light overall grey tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Beautiful clear print set off by cool grey tone, exquisite  


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 on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'The Swan - Chelsea -' below platemark; '-.72.' at lower left recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly 1873/1874 on recto  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY' rectangular stamp (faint)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'89' at top right of recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.