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Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 23.1242
State: 3/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow; H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1902. Francis Bullard (1862-1913), Boston; passed to his brother Dr William Norton Bullard (1853-1931), Boston; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, April 1923.  


Paper size:236 x 338 mm  
Plate mark size:125 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc): laid  
Note on the paper:Thick blue-ish (blue fibres in paper) 'antique' laid.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Light overall tone.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good impression though the foxing spoils it.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1859'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'...UR MAC…' above the bow window at top right; 'CURTIS GIN' ('N' reversed) on the signboard in the background.  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly 'imp'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil signature of 1890s  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' stamp (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394); MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'2'/ '37' / 'M39- ii', / ''sevuil' [?] / First [crossed out] State / 39  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.