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New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 7/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © New York Public Library  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) New York; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:242 x 165 mm  
Plate mark size:117 x 79 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light residual tone  
Note on foul biting:slight texturing around the figures and the inscription  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' (crossed 'l' instead of 't')  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Annie' (faint)  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St Jacques. 171'  
Whistler's signature on paper:'Whistler -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Legs not by me! / the impertinent work of another -' below platemark on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'S P A' in pencil on verso (S.P. Avery); 'S.P.AVERY / COLLECTION' stamp recto  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'15² [undescored]' top left on recto; 'E' recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.