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Flaming Forge

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.3529
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Plate bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; printed for her by Nathaniel Sparks (1880-1956), Bristol, 1931; this impression bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958; sold to P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London; bought by A. H. Wiggin (1868-1951), Boston Public Library, MA, 22 July 1932 (BPL record, 'ADJ').  


Paper size:238 x 185 mm  
Plate mark size:191 x 152 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate overall tone, flames highlighted  
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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):Nathaniel Sparks Imp  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'AHW' bird stamp (A. H. Wiggin, Lugt 2820a)  
Dealers' stock nos:'s 38315'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'The Flaming Forge, Ajaccio'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.