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Alderney Street

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1924.655
State: 2/3

Collection credit:Bequest of Ethel Wrenn  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 39023). John Henry Wrenn (1841-1911), Chicago; bequeathed to his family, 1911; bequeathed by Ethel Wrenn, Chicago, to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection, 1924.  
Additional acq. no:14256 (6151 - old acq no)  


Paper size:185 x 108 mm  
Plate mark size:172 x 108 mm  
Note on size: trimmed between the platemark and the border of the image  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:butterfly not by Whistler  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:This appears to be a 'Gazette des Beaux Arts' impression that has been trimmed between the image and the lettering; it is on a thinner laid paper than the Koehler reproduction and lacks a small curly thread near upper left corner that is visible in the reproduction  
Collector's mark:'J.H.W' (J. H. Wrenn, Lugt 1475).  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 39023 (underlined) / nu-' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.