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Nursemaid and Child

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8421
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Sold by the Fine Art Society, London, May 1889, to Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. A14246 for two impressions of this plate); Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10483  


Paper size:159 x 248 mm  
Plate mark size:95 x 133 mm  
Note on size:irregularly trimmed  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:Scattered by heavier distribution at left plate edge, upper right corners on lower third of plate.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'  
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:butterfly and 'imp.' on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HHB' stamp (H. H. Benedict, Lugt 1298); 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b-c)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 14246' on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Ada Thomas' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.