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New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 5/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © New York Public Library  
Provenance:F. Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London; acquired by Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:257 x 181 mm  
Plate mark size:163 x 109 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:tan  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan  
Note on the paper:fibrous, long fibres  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone overall  
Note on foul biting:At the corners, particularly the vice-like mark at bottom right  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.'  
Whistler's signature on paper:'J Whistler' below platemark in pencil  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:' "Fumette"' 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 / COLLECTION' in rectangular stamp recto (this was used for impressions on Japan on the whole)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'S. Haden' at lower right corner recto, and '18³-' recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.