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Isle de la Cité, Paris

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1988.20.45
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:John W. Wilson; Wilson sale, Sotheby's, 22 April 1887 (lot 196), sold to Dowdeswell for £5.15.0. Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. Purchased by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1903 (stock no. a 42189). Given by John Nichols Estabrook and Dorothy Coogan Estabrook to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1988.  


Paper size:311 x 486 mm  
Plate mark size:200 x 288 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:same paper as NGA 1943.3.8439  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:residual tone near the plate edges  
Note on foul biting:a few scattered flecks and tiny droplets  
Print note:There are stray marks in graphite on the sky at upper right; they apper to be unrelated to the subject  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Dec. 1859. / Paris de la Galerie d'Ap'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly  
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.' stamp (B. B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394); (John W. Wilson, Lugt 2581)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 42189'  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.