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En Plein Soleil

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: P11767
State: 3/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896), New York; purchased by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Harvey D. Parker Collection, November 1897.  


Paper size:304 x 354 mm  
Plate mark size:100 x 134 mm  
Other size:99 x 133 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine  
Note on the paper:mounted on off white wove  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very light residual tone  
Note on foul biting:A large area bounded by a firm wavy line inside where acid resistant varnished was painted around the edge of the plate at the bottom left corner.  
Print note:Clear impression though there are vertical scratches across the sky at left.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'; and a faint 'Whistler' with 's' reversed in upper left corner  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. [superscript 't'] Jacques. ['J' reversed] 171.'  
Whistler's signature on paper:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'H.F.S.' stamp (Sewall, Lugt 1309) on verso; MFA (Lugt 1870)  
Dealers' stock nos:'3570' on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Whistler' / ' in full sunlight' on recto; 'ax' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.