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Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 35.1173
State: 3/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Given by Whistler to Henry Lee Higginson (1834-1919), Boston; Mrs Henry Lee Higginson, Sr., Boston; bequeathed to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, July 1935.  


Paper size:133 x 207 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 202 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):modern laid  
Note on the paper:Paper has a beige tone  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:plate tone lower and right  
Note on foul biting:extensive, foul biting, flecks and textured areas  
Print note:A good impression, slightly grey effect  


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:no  
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:  
Collector's mark:MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Etching of Whistler, to my grandson [Hears?] . / Whistler gave it to Henry L. Higginson'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.