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The Lime-Burner

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 25.1285
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Percy Thomas (1846-1922), London. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 36379). 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 (or, bought from Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, jr (1863-1912), Boston).  


Paper size:385 x 283 mm  
Plate mark size:251 x 175 mm  
Note on size:Sheet has irregular bottom edge.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid, dirty on the left, and has a roughly torn edge at the bottom.  
Watermarks:none visible  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Tone over the foreground, no bare spot; slight overall tone, more ink at top (retroussage)  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:warmer tone than most;  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1859 -.' (underlined, lower right corner; 'Whistler', lower left corner, partially removed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:  
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:crossed 'T' in pen (Thomas, Lugt 2450); 'FB' stamp (F. Bullard, Lugt 2450); 'TJC' in pencil; MFA (T. J. Coolidge, Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 36379'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'One of the very first taken' on recto (indistinct)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.