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The Palaces

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Accession no: 1993.10

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Mr and Mrs Meyer P. Potamkin; sold at auction, Sotheby, New York, 11 May 1989, lot 298. Private collection. Pia Gallo, American collector; Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Bought by Bowdoin College Museum of Art, George Otis Hamilton Fund, 10 February 1993.  


Paper size:256 x 361 mm  
Plate mark size:254 x 359 mm  
Note on size:tab 7mm height  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:Arms-of-Amsterdam (large) on a base line  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate overall, slightly heavier in water  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:rather a dark effect overall  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:76-97mm from right  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.