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The Doorway

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.446
State: 20/20

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Kennedy Galleries, New York. Herman Schickman Gallery, New York. Sotheby's, New York, 11 May 1989, lot 299; Meyer and Vivian Potamkin. Susan Schulman, New York; bought by Peter Lunder, 5 May 2003; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:016.2003  


Paper size:292 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:292 x 200 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japanese  
Note on the paper:thinnest, translucent  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very dark tone in the water, girl highlighted, as are sides of doorway  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:a dramatic impression  


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:pencil butterfly of 1890s, tab 44-57bb from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'C 6063'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K188VII' [verso not all seen]  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.