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The Long House (The Dyers, Amsterdam)

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8642
State: 6/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Knoedler & Co., New York. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10706  


Paper size:167 x 270 mm  
Plate mark size:165 x 270 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is almost buff;same paper as NGA 1943.3.8641, K405, Balcony Amsterdam  
Watermarks:partial DHK countermark (Chicago watermark 108)  
Medium:etching [and drypoint]  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall tone, wiped cleaner over the building  
Note on foul biting:patches at the corners and over the leftmost top window; directional acid marks below the pilings at left  
Print note:There is no certain drypoint under optivisor magnification  


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:butterfly in graphite at lower right on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'4. Mar. 6' [or 2. Mar. 8'?] at lower right on the verso; 'for Wunderlich' / butterfly / '4.' (an umlaut over the u) at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab at 45 to 55 mm from left; height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'LJR' (Lessing J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'MK 30695' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.