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The Lime-Burner

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Accession no: DN. 2938
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Adriaan Jacobus Domela Nieuwenhuis (1850-1935), Amsterdam; given to the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1923.  


Paper size:290 x 209 mm  
Plate mark size:252 x 177 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:quite a firm, heavy weight japan, with a glow of colour and texture  
Ink colour:  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone in the bottom half, clean wiped in the distance  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There is a light spot at the top of the wall; rich burr on the darkest part of the framing door and some on the signature; the man's shadow and distant figure are dark grey, almost rubbed down; there is a broad, soft, uncleaned looking area on the floor, though it seems to have been polished clean right across the bottom 10 mm of the plate, giving a light foreground.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1859 - ' (underlined, lower right corner; 'Whistler', lower left corner, partially removed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1859 -'  
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:'DNB' stamp ( Domela Nieuwehuis, Lugt. 356B) on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'2 [9?]38' and '[u 5?]464' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Whistler - Limburner' on recto, in bottom margin  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.