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Isle de la Cité, Paris

British Museum
Accession no: 1872-07-13-398
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Bought from 'Mr Thomas' - probably Edmund Thomas (1842-1883) - by the British Museum, London, 13 July 1872.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50143  


Paper size:245 x top 327/331 bottom mm  
Plate mark size:198 x 289 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove?  
Note on the paper:practically broken at right edge, slightly browned  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:some tone, particularly at left and right  
Note on foul biting:a few dots at edge  
Print note:tipped down  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Dec. 1859. / Paris de la Galerie d'Op.'  
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:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.