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The Title Page for 'Douze Eaux Fortes d'après Nature'

National Gallery of Australia
Accession no: 78.414.1
State: 1/1

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Provenance:Boston Athenaeum, Boston. Charles C. Cunningham (1910-1979), Chicago. Acquired through Robert M. Light, Santa Barbara, CA, by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1978.  
Additional acq. no:56355  


Paper size:452 x 312 mm  
Plate mark size:112 x 146 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
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Medium:etching and drypoint  
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Whistler's sign on plate:see inscriptions  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Douze / Eaux Fortes / d'apres [sic] Nature / par / James Whistler' and 'Á [sic] / Mon viel [sic] Ami Seymour Haden.'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue. St. Jacques. 171. Paris. Nov. 1858'  
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Tab signed/inscribed:no  
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Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS. / lent by the / BOSTON ATHENAEUM. / no 52 Date 1879' museum label on recto, at upper right corner; 'M.F.A / B.A / 655 to / 667' octagonal adhesive museum label at upper right centre.  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'James Abbott McNeill Whistler' on recto, below platemark, at centre left.  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.