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The Fishing Boat

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8543
State: 4/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Loys Delteil (b. 1869), Paris. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10607  


Paper size:163 x 232 mm  
Plate mark size:156 x 225 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial Strasbourg Lily  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light, fairly even overall tone; some speckling at right (from dust?)  
Note on foul biting:tiny flecks and acid droplets at the centre of the plate; the scraping marks have been removed  
Print note:NB: it is possible that the butterfly is removed in the next state? (Kennedy's four may not differ otherwise from three?)  


Whistler's sign on plate:yes  
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:tab 40 to 52mm from left; butterfly signature not by Whistler  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Loys Delteil (Lugt 773); 'LJR' Lessing Julius Rosenwald (Lugt 17606b  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:Kennedy number and title at lower left on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.