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Longshore men

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 25.1284
State: 3/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow; bought by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1903; sold between 1904 and 1906. Francis Bullard (1862-1913), Boston; passed to his cousin Ellen Twistleton Bullard (1865-1959), Boston; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, November 1925.  


Paper size:231 x 312 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 224 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc): laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate tone in shadows, especially at left edge  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good clean impression in warm black ink with no burr.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler - 1859.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly 'imp.' below platemark  
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:'B.M.' (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394); 'FB' (F. Bullard, Lugt 982) on verso; MFA (Lugt 282).  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'43 / M44'; verso, '45' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.