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Old Westminster Bridge

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1917.525
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1917.  


Paper size:99 x 227 mm  
Plate mark size:74 x 202 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:De Erven Dk. Blauw  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Printed with some patches of plate tone on the water at lower left and lower right and in the sky at upper right; with an inky platemark at the top.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There is an uninked hair line to right of the prow of the topmost moored boat at left. It is a good impression with rich burr on the boats, figures, and distance.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1859' ('t' not crossed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:The pencil butterfly is very nea and appears to date from 1888/1889.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.