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Rue des Bons Enfants, Tours

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1924.666
State: 1/5

Collection credit:From the Ethel Wrenn Bequest  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 35171). John Henry Wrenn (1841-1911), Chicago; bequeathed to his family, 1911; bequeathed by Ethel Wrenn, Chicago, to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1924.  


Paper size:152 x 79 mm  
Plate mark size:149 x 79 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
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:very light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good impression, the ink black but producing a cool brown impression on that paper, matt not glossy.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'22' above doorway  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly on verso, lower right  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st. Proof' on verso, lower right  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1890  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'J.H.W.' (John H. Wrenn, Lugt 1475)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 35171' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'acc. No. 6162' at lower left verso (not an AIC accession number); 'nu' at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.